The French have so much style.

They do ‘things’, so well, with class and panache, simple but never cheap and trashy.

This was highlighted yet again this weekend.

Earlier this year, a young couple who live in our very small hamlet had a little girl, and she was christened at the weekend.

It is traditional in France to give sugared almonds to the guests at christenings.

Christening gift

Christening gift


At about 7pm last Saturday, the proud father knocked at the door and presented me with a small parcel.

The attention to detail… The little girl is made of metal, and the baby’s name and date of christening are written on the little blackboard….

Inside ‘were’ (… they are no more) delicious chocolate coated almonds.

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