Village Generosity

Every year the mayor and councillors of our village arrange a Christmas meal with entertainment for the old folk.

Bear and I used to go but for the last few years he hasn’t been able to get out easily or manage to eat the vast quantities on offer. For those who can’t make it to the meal there is the option of a hamper, delivered to your door.


This year we received two parcels – one for Bear and me and one for the Whale. Each contained red wine, foie gras, terrine of duck with brandy and terrine of pork with truffles, mango and passion fruit preserve, chocolate truffles and a jar of  duck ‘stew’.

Seems pretty generous don’t you think?

6 Responses to “Village Generosity”

  1. Pontillius Says:

    Cor blimey! Such luxury. In the village where I live there is nothing like that laid on; not even a mince pie. The community spirit here has gone, if it ever existed. I shall be spending my usual Christmas all alone with a bottle or two of Johnny Walkers to keep me company.

    Local churches and chapels give the old people a hamper at Christmas; providing they are a regular attenders. I’m not.

    • sablonneuse Says:

      Well, I know it’s easier said than done but you really should move to France! Sorry you’ll be on your own again for Christmas but I do hope it turns out to be a reasonably festive occasion for you and your cat.

  2. Z Says:

    How delicious, lucky you. The Evergreens club used to lay on a Christmas meal here, but all the organisers were pretty old and have now died. I used to help with the cooking and serving and we did the washing up while the truly dreadful singing group ‘entertained’ the guests.

    • sablonneuse Says:

      Apparently the committee made a mess of the booking for the entertainment this year and instead of music for dancing the old people were ‘treated’ to a children’s entertainer – balloon animals and Mickey Mouse . . . .

  3. me2013 Says:

    Fantastic and what a lovely idea.

    Have a wonderful Christmas

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