Monday, January 30, 2012

Mustard and marzipan .

Cold but no sign of the snow that had been forecast . After lunch our weekly trip to the Rugby ground . A poor turnout. The chill northern wind putting off all but the most enthusiastic of spectators . Perhaps a dozen hardy farmers, three hyperactive Jack Russells, Yours Truly and Wilf .

Angus raids various bedrooms and ventures out in a Princeton hoodie and a lululemon bobble hat . ' The font ' decidedly unimpressed with this recycling of the Cost Centres cast offs . Wilf sits on the bench next to me . Head on my lap , snoring softly, happily ignoring the shouts from the pitch . At half time we share a hot dog. Wilf remembers that he likes mustard . I get a tartan blanket from the back of the car and lay it over him . A contentedly loud '' this is what living is all about " snuffle from the small polar bear as he settles down again.

To the bakers on our way home . A marzipan cake chosen and carefully wrapped . We stop outside the town hall to read the notices . A large photo of an accordionist looks back at us . He seems to be grinning maniacally rather than smiling . The most interesting part of the poster the jovial 1950's dancing figures at the bottom . They could be straight out of ' I love Lucy '.

The Christmas decorations are still hanging on the box hedge around the war memorial. Oversight or French custom ? A mental note to speak to the secretary of the Beautiful Highways Committee to find out . After dinner Wilf discovers he likes marzipan . Mustard and marzipan in one day. Old PON's know that life rocks.


  1. How pleasing to read that Wilf's senses of taste and smell are still apparently in fine fettle.

  2. Marzipan and Mustard. Wilf always makes us smile.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. I'm sure the secretary had some choice words on the subject when you brought it up!

    You are heartier soul than me! I'll bundle up to go out and hike or walk, but to just go out and sit is another issue entirely.

  4. Love the mental picture of you in a Princeton hoodie and lululemon bobble hat. Love the thought of Wilf all cozy in his blanket at the match. :-)

  5. Picturing you and the font doing the polka at the the dansant!

  6. i love the way you write.
    a special big hug to my beloved wee bear.
    please... tell him it's from me. he'll know!
    blessings to two fine gentlemen,
    tammy j

  7. Love you Wilf - Family - you know how to get the best out of life and how to keep sweet little polar bear going.... Hugs and Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  8. Sounds like a great day in spite of the cold. Lovely photos. Sending ear scratches and love to the charmer.

  9. Spectacular photo of the church and war memorial. dog with mustard - yum. Good taste, Wilf :). Warmth always trumps style, esp. on a cold rugby field, IMHO.

  10. Whenever I see an accordionist, I think of Lawrence Welk, and now when I have a hot-dog with mustard, I'll think of Wilf!

    I hope your week is off to a good start!

  11. Your rugby watching attire is interesting! Wilf has a great life! I like my hot dogs with mustard AND ketchup!

    I too was surprised to see the Christmas decor still on the hedges.

  12. At least the mustard and marzipan aren't in the same dish! That would be disaster..or maybe not, depending on the palate of a lovely PON! Let's hope your 10 bob stays in your pocket instead of going towards the evening with odd Andre. As always Wilf is looking splendid! Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  13. Cheers for Wilfee being a totally loved and cared for little dog. More blessings to come, I bet.

    Stella, Zkhat and Jo

  14. Sitting out in the cold for any sporting event is not something I like to do. At least you had sweet Wilf to help keep you warm.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

    PS Who won? :)

  15. You're a braver man than we, Gunga Din. Ask about the Christmas lights and they may assume you're volunteering to take them down. Good to see Wilf & Angus are still enjoying their buddy time.

    Jed & Abby

  16. The vision in my mind's eye of you and Wilf sitting together at the rugby match is precious. Old PONs and really all dogs know how to treasure life.

    Mustard and marzipan - now that's a unique title.