Today is a quiet day for us – we both have lots of work to do, applications to work on, projects to invest time in. And we both have our final exams for our French classes next week. So our apartment is feeling cosy, even with the clutter of drying laundry hung on every available surface…including the railing outside our window.
We did celebrate Epiphany in the traditional French way last night. The boulangeries are full of galette de roi, or cake of the king. It’s traditionally served on Epiphany to mark the arrival of the magi in Bethlehem. It’s a lovely almond cake and inside each one is a little surprise. Scotty found it and it was this cute little ceramic turtle. Finding it means that you’re the king for the day and must be responsible for providing the galette next year! And, each cake comes with a crown, so Scotty dutifully wore it…at least for a few minutes.