When it comes to drinking, the French are pros

Last weekend we went to an open day at the local agricultural supplies shop (we are customers as we have chickens).

It was a nice event. There was a prize draw to win a bottle of sheep dip, several discounts, balloons for babies, a sandpit for children, and a free “country-style” buffet for anyone who fancied it.

This was an entire bowl of paté, a wheel of brie, several massive loaves of bread, jars of pickles, and almost an entire barrel of crisps.

There were drinks, too – the usual “softs”, plus a couple of boxes ...

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