Saturday, February 25, 2006
Evening in Angouleme
My new friend's were phenomenal hosts. Their hospitality and humour were the highlight of my trip. We had a wonderful dinner and wine at a Brazilian resturant and conversation of every sort and in many languages. I know I was there to find out more about european comics, but as the wine flowed I became increasingly intrested in the region and the country. One of our hosts suggested that we retire back to his place and sample his cognac collection. The cognac, conversation, and company that followed was first rate. anecdotes and stories mixed with informative knowledge of facinating subjects. All the while I was examining the very old quill pen lable of vintage cognac. We wrapped it up very late and went on. The main group staggered on to other events that went on all night, but not before one of our group passed out bottles on wine adversting his comic shop! Two of us exhausted retired, only to find that the hospitality of the Angouleme people never seems to stop. wating for us where we were staying was a new bottle of cognac, with a note "enjoy.".