Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday 19 November - Errands

Seen on a chalk board outside a restaurant.

Le Barolo Vieux est arrive.

So many places are advertising

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive

We spent some time this morning getting in supplies for our ten week stay here - normally we would not think of going to Monoprix on Saturday mornings.

Mary has a nasty cold and we went to the Pharmacy to get some cough syrup.  She spoke to the Pharmacist who went to great pains first to understand the precise problem and then to find out which Canadian medications she was already taking.  He then looked them up in the computer then suggested additional medication which would not conflict.  It was gratifying how much effort he put into this.  We said au revoir with smiles all round.

I also went along to the organic market which is held near the Rome Metro station to pick up some honey and a camembert.  On the way back I called in at Diva et Chocolat to get a croissant and a baguette.  Madame was pleased to see me and we had a conversation about events in the USA and why Canada is different.

This afternoon we went for a quick walk to the Square des Batignolles which has not changed.  The ducks are still there while the plane trees planted in the 1860s are thriving.

I walked down to Saint-Lazare station this afternoon and was concerned to find the La Vie du Rail store was closed for renovations until the end of the month.  There is another store, possibly temporary, on the rue de Clichy which I will have to investigate.  Of course the ancient electric locomotives are now all gone but there were two electric locomotives standing in the pocket - I don't think I saw any there last time.
Two locomotives standing in the pocket while a train from Le Havre passes in front.

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