One hears about it on the medical television shows…..
Doctors are supposed to have a 'good bedside manner.'
I think that means they are supposed to be pleasant, concerned, helpful, kind and caring.
American doctors (or so the TV shows lead me to believe) receive some, albeit cursory, training in 'beside manner'.
French doctors don't bother.
What can I say?
It was Paris.
We walked for miles and miles….
As one should in Paris.
We meandered through the Rodin Gardens.
We admired both the sculptures….
And the roses.
We sat in awe, absorbing Monet's 'Waterlilies'.
When we got tired we rested atop the Ferris Wheel in the gardens by the Louvre.…
Marinated Stuffed Pork
Hi, *kiss* how are *kiss* you? The *kiss* weather has *kiss* been lovely.
Have *kiss* you had *kiss* a chance to *kiss* use your *kiss* pool?
That's how greeting another couple goes, here in the Vendée.
Four kisses; each person. Two other couples = 16 kisses hello; 16 kisses goodbye.
We went out for a pizza last …
We live in a farming hamlet. We have several acres of pasture land that we have absolutely no use whatsoever for, so, like the people before us, we let the local farmer graze his horse and a few cows. In exchange for this we don't have to mow it. Good deal for us, yes? The French don't like being indebted …