Saturday, 19 October 2013
We were on the Cote D'albatre Ferry to Dieppe which has just been taken over by DFDS Seaways, and noticed this curious thing. They're selling French-made Chicken and Mushroom Pies. I wonder if Greggs are going to retaliate? Foie-Gras Pasties? Lobster Thermidore bakes?
|New larger terrace for le 'Tout Va Bien'|
|Guy fiddling with a new Solex in Dieppe last weekend|
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
|The Tie Guy, Dieppe.|
As you head out of Dieppe on the D925 coast road going west, just after the Auchan round-about, there’s a chap who’s turned his front garden into a sort of open-air boutique. He specialises in that very necessary item; the gent’s second-hand tie, and hedges his bets in a fickle market with a selection of fine pre-owned ladies handbags. We refer to him, these days, as ‘the Tie-Guy’.
When we first noticed his little business five years ago, he was selling bundles of kindling at a very reasonable €1 a pop, and what with him being a gentlemen of a certain age we christened him affectionately ‘the Wood-Spud’.
We’d like to urge fellow travellers, particularly Brits who after all are ‘a nation of shopkeepers’ to support his entrepreneurship and stop-off and at least browse. You’ll probably make his day.
A masterful display of the rare and difficult “Elephant on a Tightrope” technique where the parking-artisan has to get one front tyre and the opposite rear tyre touching the separator line between two parking bays. Snapped at the Belevere Centre, Dieppe.