The fève was one of a collection of traditional Pyrennean jobs - Ben found it and it was the slate-worker. What some of you commented on yesterday's post is of course true - fèves could be a risk to teeth, although probably not for choking. The French attitude is very reasonable though; basically to be aware of risks and act sensibly, rather than to expect businesses to remove all possible risk. Very refreshing.My other excitement has been a trip to a couple of troc shops to buy a small guitar for Son 1 with the Christmas money given for the purpose by my parents. Ben was very dubious that I would find a three-quarter sized one outside of the main music shops, which of course made me all the more determined! I am going to have to try hard not to be excessively smug when showing him this one. A bit smug, obvously, but not to excess. Must practice.
Son 1 started his guitar lessons last term, borrowing my rather large guitar, and now that he is more established I think that it will be very good for him to have his own, easier to handle. He loves his guitar tuner, passed on to him by Serenata, and we've also bought him a stylish guitar case and a stand. All set to actually learn a tune, now...
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