Coffee

I miss my little French town, Sens.  If you wanted a coffee, all you would have to say is, “I’ll have a coffee” and that was that.  It came with a cube of sugar, in a tiny cup with chocolate and/or a sweet cookie.  

Now here in Stuttgart, I have to do so much explaining that I don’t want the coffee anymore.   Also, most of the cups are big.

I miss M. Parret.  

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17 Responses to Coffee

  1. These were my worst fears for your time in jolly Germany. It can only get better:)

  2. I think Julia Child felt the same when Paul was posted to Germany. We will all miss Sens.

  3. Sorry to hear you have changed countries. Adapt adapt adapt, I guess.

  4. Karista says:

    I can’t imagine anything being quite like Sens. Hopefully you’ll be back soon. I certainly haven’t done the traveling and adapting that you’ve done, but in the 26 years I’ve been with Ranger Craig, we’ve physically moved 13 times. I completely agree with you… I’m done. :)

  5. Mad Dog says:

    I imagine going from France to Germany is a tough move – the best thing to do is to look for new things and take your coffee at home ;-)

  6. I am sorry that you are having a rough time lately. I can’t imagine moving so much, though the adventure seems tempting. There really is something to be said for “home” being in one location. I hope you find something or someone or some place there that becomes a substitute “home”.

  7. I loved France. Never made it to Germany unfortunately, but I don’t have the same feeling for it.

  8. Tessa says:

    Awwww… I’m sure that M. Parret misses you too. Like you said above, once you get out of the hotel and in a house, things will begin to look up. And, make sure when you find the house, it comes equipped with a really good espresso maker.

  9. I so know what you mean. Even in the UK where they do lovely espresso, we are used to Spanish coffe which is a little “longer” but still strong and sometimes with a dash of something in it – we can´t get it in England and I don´t wantg half a litre of coffee in a huge bowl :(

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