My old guy has just gone off to his last computer trouble shoot of 2014. On his way home tonight he will pick up some logs (it’s very, very cold here) and try and track down a bottle of Blanquette de Limoux for a low key toast to 2015 later. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoux_wine
This is the sparkling Languedoc wine very similar to Champagne (and created before it’s much more famous brother if the legend is true) There is a Blanquette winemaker in our French village, but I doubt we will find a bottle here in the UK for the 5 or 6 euros we usually pay there!
We usually alternate between hosting some friends or popping corks at their place, but this year I feel curiously disinclined to socialise and perhaps, after the hell of 2014, we need to quietly let go of this year and look toward the future together.
We will need to dig deep to get our double French project up and running once more and we are in our worst position financially for twenty years.
What will happen next?…I just don’t know.
My daughter bought this t shirt for Trevor from the “Old Guys Rule”shop
(who knew? what a USP that is !) and on the back it has a picture of a flagon of cider and the caption “one of my five a day” which created much amusement on Christmas day.
A Happy New Year to all of you.
The Old Guy and I will see what happens now. Bonne fin d’année