Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Full circle for French cheese!

We adore our life here in the Dordogne region of France. We have now lived here for many years, have built successful businesses, have made many friends, have got married here and have enjoyed the birth and the raising (ongoing project of course) of our 2 young children in the village community, and we feel just about as integrated as one could be....

But, even hardened expats suffer cravings for some of those good old fashioned foodstuffs that you just cant get (easily) in our beloved Dordogne region of France. One thing we love to have is real thick rashers of smoked back bacon. Sorry, there it is and you cannot get it here for sensible money.

Luckily, help is at hand and there are some excellent services who provide regular deliveries to the region from the UK. You place an order online and they deliver it here. Brilliant.

I don't think i have honestly ever laughed as much as when we opened our latest "parcel" from the UK. We had only ordered (this time from Asda) a couple of packs of bacon but somehow our order seemed to have got mixed up with an item from another customer's goodies. What did we find inside?.... a pack of "Asda" own label Bleu d'Auvergne cheese!!!

Some poor soul had ordered his or her favourite French cheese, a cheese which is widely available in every supermarket in France, online, from Asda in Brackley to be shipped to the Dordogne region of south-west France. Arrghh! You got to love some people :-)

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