Celia's blog

Musings on life in Lodeve, Languedoc

Market day

Posted by celiahukins on 16/04/2011

Sorry there have been no blog posts for a while. I’ve been visiting Paris, the Loire valley, and spending some time in the UK. Now I’m back in Lodève and have been enjoying the sunny weather and watching the blossom appear on our front bank. Each day the excitement of something new – until the bank is full of yellows, whites and purples and we take it as a matter of course.

In the local markets there are radishes, asparagus, broad beans, and lots of lettuces. Clermont l’Hérault (a 20 minute drive from Lodève) has been spruced up this year; the cafés now have new outside seating areas and menus printed on boards outside. But the Wednesday market is still the same – the three fish stalls, the lady selling eggs as well as her home made pies filled with herbs or chicken, stalls for olives, cheese, fruit and veg, and stalls for just about anything else – shoes, handbags, fabric, mattresses. Not forgetting of course the obligatory accordeon player. This week I found some tin trays with a fish decoration to add to the one I’d already got.

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