Turgid dreams make a colourful night
but at least I slept.

image by my son, Robin James Smith
image taken by my son, Robin James Smith

A quiet week, but for the high spot on Tuesday: a lunch with four old friends at the bistro in the village – les Gars-melles.  The name is a pun, as it’s run by a couple of chaps (gars), and gamelle means a cooking pot.  Tuesday is barbecue day – one of the gars stands on the pavement outside and cooks sausages, merguez, entrecôte  steaks and pork chops.  He has an umbrella on rainy days.

Otherwise, I’ve quilted most of this grey and chilly week. Good progress, but not enough to show you in a photo.

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25 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. tialys says:

    Our barbecue – big old stone thing, built in to the terrace – is right next to the conservatory so, if the weather looks uncertain we just nip inside. I don’t know what’s going on with the weather at the moment – yesterday it was in the high 20s and reclining by the pool weather, today it’s pouring with rain and the fire is lit (my Mum’s here!!).
    I sleep erratically too but it doesn’t seem to affect me too much the next day. I quite like a turgid dream now and again.
    Love your son’s photo.


  2. Jim says:

    People here are forgetting words that I never knew. 🙂
    “Turgid”, tediously pompous or bombastic.

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  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    If you can sleep despite turgid dreams, you are a warrior!

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  4. we actually had SNOW yesterday and the mountains look whiter than before! It’s late spring-eeek.


  5. Wild winds, weird weather, weary weekend. :0)


  6. Ron. says:

    I’m slipping back into one of those sleep-scarcity periods at present. At least in doesn’t present itself as sleep insufficiency, though.

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  7. Mlissabeth says:

    A colorful photo that looks like a dream. It is nice to get a good sleep.

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  8. I’m glad you slept. 🙂 6 hours is all I ever get anymore. Great photo! I love coming to read your work. You send me to the dictionary every time. My mind has lost so many words that it needs reminding they are still in there somewhere.

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  9. colonialist says:

    The bistro calls for a gar-ish picture? I like the thankful footnote to your six words!

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  10. restlessjo says:

    I love your son’s photo, and I’d be quite happy to bring a brolly along on a Tuesday, Viv. 🙂

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  11. I have fond memories of eating there. This week has revolved around G and his adjustment, or lack thereof, to a change in bp medication.

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  12. katechiconi says:

    Love the mental image of Les Gars churning out that Australian classic, the barbie. Vachement drôle!

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    • Barbies (known as grillades) are commonplace here – just about every dwelling has a barbecue structure, simple or elaborately constructed and decorated, in their garden or on a balcony. But they don’t eat outside – weather here is too uncertain – the grillades are served at formal dining tables.


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