Aren't kittens helpful?! Misty likes to help with cobweb removal from awkward places and making the bed. As she is chief investigator, she likes to get into awkward situations and nooks and crannys sniffing out any flies (for a snack, I think they are the kitten equivalent to a Milky Way bar, you know, they can be eaten between meals without ruining your appetite). Living in the country we get loads of spiders, which I actually like and also their cobwebs. Misty looks like she is wearing a veil when she emerges from these places with her little head covered in cobwebs. Very useful indeed.
Her bed making skills are improving as well. Stripping the bed is great fun, because she can lie on the sheet and be pulled along on it. When I am taking the pillow case off, she hangs onto the bottom of them for speedier removal. Mind you she does this when I put the clean ones on as well which is not so helpful.
Changing the subject, we went to the Christmas Market in Le Dorat last week. I had been looking forward to it all week, and woke up on Sunday morning with that excited feeling that you get when you know something exciting is going to happen. OH was coming with me, partly to keep me company and partly to monitor the amount of tat I would buy. Well, we parked in the supermarket carpark, which was scarily empty. The town looked absolutely dead, but in fairness most French towns and villages do around lunchtimes, shutters closed and shops shut and it becomes a ghost town. We walked around the corner, at this point I am almost skipping in anticipation of all the wondrous sights my eyes will behold. We rounded a corner and there in front of the Collegial were....... 4 stalls of junk and a pizza van!!!!! Noooooooooo, I can't believe it! But wait, what is that? There were people going in to a hall thingy and lo and behold more stalls!! Well, I walked around these 10 or 12 stalls desperately looking for something to buy, but alas, it was not to be. There was absolutely nothing that took my fancy. So we left with glum faces and full purses. We laughed on the way home about what a waste of time and petrol that was. Oh well, there is always the Foire au Chapons next weekend in Blond!
After the disappointment of the Marche de Noel, OH gave me a treat and we went to Eco Gem. A shop that I liken to an Aladdins cave of things that you will never need but somehow are compelled to buy! They had some lovely christmas decorations that OH liked as well, and we spent 40 euros on 'stuff', and let me tell you for that amount we came out with bags of goodies. I wouldhave spent more, but the shop was closing for the obligatory 2 hour lunchbreak. I still find that very inconvenient. Personally I would not want to get to work for 9am, then leave at 12noon and come back at 2.30 to work till 7pm.