Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Knock on the door.
‘Nicole, are you busy?, Non?, Bien. Ecoute. This morning I have made a fantastic tarte. It is still hot, but, here, try some.’ …. and still on the doorstep, Lisette thrust a plate in my hand.
‘Would you like a coffee?’, I ask.
She looks at her watch. ‘Pourquoi pas.’
‘What is the tarte?’ I ask.
‘Walnut. Do you have any left?’
I point to the three huge baskets in the corner of the kitchen. The walnut crop was fantastic this year.
I try the warm tarte. Yes, it is lovely.
Lisette, full of enthusiasm for her new tarte. ‘Oui, j’adore, and it is so simple to make. I knew you would like it, so I’ve written the receipe for you. Now, I must go and do some shopping before midi.’
And she was gone. It is so good to see passion and enthusiasm.