Thursday, September 8, 2011

Don't leave me this way .




The young man with the shaved head comes back to dig a hole in the gravel by the rose border . His arrival is unexpected . 'My grandad said I should check all the septic tanks " he says by way of explanation . After an hour he goes . He seems less than happy when I ask him to make good all the damage he's caused . Through it all Wilf lies on the grass, nose twitching , until the excitement gets too much for him and he falls asleep .

Across the lane the old farmer has put up another string of lights. The front and one side of his house now ready to exude Christmas cheer . So far no sign of the Christmas star .

Three solar panel engineers are staying at the gite by the crossroads in the village. On our evening walk we pass them . The boiler suited figures are outside , frying sausages on the barbecue while disco dancing in best 1970's, arms in air , fashion to a Donna Summers medley on Radio Nostalgie . '' That's not something you see every day " I say to the font . ' Indeed not ' comes the reply . Wilf is much taken with the smell of sausages and wanders over to introduce himself .

Life in France Profonde.

9 comments:

  1. i love your life in france profonde!
    but i expect the 3 of you would live an enchanting life wherever you found yourselves. it's all in the insight and the creative soul. and you have it in spades my friend!
    a tammy j hug to my beloved wee scent-smeller!
    love,
    t

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  2. Why do I suspect Madame Bay will soon make the acquaintance of the dancing sausage grillers? I love how there is always something going on in your little corner of the world. Did Wilf approve of their sausage cooking technique?

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  3. Isn't it funny how dogs love any septic tank activity? Ours is going to be pumped soon and the dogs have declared that they will supervise :)

    Are the solar panel guys trying to drum up business? It sure sounds bizarre! I'd bet that Wilf signed you up for a roof full of panels in exchange for all the sausage that he could eat.

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  4. Just another day in the life....

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  5. You may send the solar panel guys to MO, USA; Wilf looks esp. tousled and comfy today. BTW, Allie Mae is holding her own - I believe she is channeling Wilf - perhaps as he sleeps, he helps dogs in need all over the world!

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  6. I'm wondering if and when Santa will make an appearance? Perhaps by Halloween?

    I do so enjoy each day escaping for a moment to read about life in France Profonde!

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  7. I can't believe that young man dug a bunch of holes in your yard and then was none too happy at being asked to clean it up!

    Wilf looks happy today.

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  8. I am sure Wilf got a bit of sausage, who could resist his charm? ;)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

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  9. Did you score a sausage, Wilf? Seems like at least one should be gifted to you!

    Kisses.
    Stella

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