Tuesday, 10 March 2009

le printemps est arrivé

When the school children are out scrabbling along the coastline in search of crabs, anemones and other sea life, it has got to mean that winter is officially over. Today forty or so such participants led by their teachers (and friends) were doing just that. Aged six to eight they jumped from rock to rock trying to avoid the waves and fishing deep into the myriad of pools. No health and safety overdrive in these parts. Furthermore, none of them were obese or anything other than healthy. A joy to see after a recent trip back to Britain.

I now also appreciate why inhabitants of St Jean de Luz are so darned relaxed. When the sun arrives, as it has with considerable gusto, work is very much of secondary importance. Beach living is the main concern. It also probably accounts for why everybody is slim and athletic, one has to look good on the beach. I am now undertaking the mammoth task of trying to fit in.

Basque of the day:- diet :: dieta