Tom the Scientist, with the big brain, had been to Switzerland to attend a conference of a significant and probing forensic type nature and had bought us a present back.
To be honest we were expecting a Toblerone, but Tom said that would have been a cliché gift and anyway we could get a one from the village Tesco Express, so instead he had purchased some chocolate, which he thought would help Nigel with his French.
When we attempted to translate La Semeuse into English on Google, we were none the wiser as it came up as “The Sower” ? However, we were luckier with “chocolat au lait fourré au cafe mocca”, which we found out means milk chocolate with mocha coffee.
The milk chocolate was lovely and smooth but the mocha filling was a little rich and a trifle bitter for Nigel’s palette, though Darrell and I enjoyed it enormously as sophisticates. We have not noticed any particular improvement in Nigel’s French either, although to be truthful, we can’t understand his English most of the time!