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During our visit to the Continent, we drove through part of Northern France, we made a stop in St Omer, often the first stop inland for many visitors to France, a quiet, unassuming and attractive little town, 43km southeast of Calais.

We wanted to stretch our legs. Walked through the lovely shopping-streets with some beautiful old houses and got to the market square.

On the corner, we saw the most attractive fruit and veg shop, everything looking very fresh.

I saw plaits of fresh garlic... I chose one, walked inside to pay for it when I saw the cheese-counter, full of spécialitées de la région...

I bought some of that too...

Although the garlic was wrapped in TWO bags, as was the cheese, and in the boot we had a zipped up 'cooling-bag' in which we stored our purchases...

From then on, each time we got into our car, we were greeted and treated by the pungent mixture of the combined 'fragrances!!!

What a laugh!


The cheese was delicious, the garlic... ahem, beautiful? ( the guys in the studio weren't so impressed!)


thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*)


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Uploaded on August 24, 2010