Sunday, April 8, 2012

Guarding the cafe.




Easter Saturday . The concert due to start at nine. We of course are running late. Getting everyone out of the front door a process akin to herding cats .

The old abbey church full of pilgrims en route to Compostella . Scattered among them in the gloom the more devout locals and a smattering of vactioning Parisians . The latter recognizable by being sharply overdressed. We stand at the back . The Comte and Comtesse see us and beckon us to seats in the side chapel . He's wearing a bright red woolen cardigan fastened at the front by leather straps . She's in tweeds and blue stockings. No one would mistake them for Parisians .

Angus perches on the tomb of a crusader . The organ swells asthmatically to life , its old pipes heaving and groaning . A choir from Slovakia singing in heavily accented English . " May Angels welcome you to Paradise ". A good enough sentiment for an Easter in France Profonde .

Wilf has been left to guard the cafe under the watchful eye of the junior cost centre. The old fellows sound asleep under the table when we find him . A half empty bottle of wine on the table and a bowl of water under it. Tell tale crumbs on the ground . One happy old family dog just enjoying life .

20 comments:

  1. What a fantastic job for Wilf...or any of us...guarding the cafe! Happy Easter, Wilf.

    We assume the Jack Russells weren't in attendance.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  2. Your wisteria is gorgeous!
    Happy Easter!

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  3. Wilf looking positively gorgeous. The wisteria looks lovely too, just what I would like for the north face of the convent. We wish you all a very happy Easter. Teena and Merlin xxx

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  4. The first picture certainly shows that Wilf is happy and enjoys life!

    Angus, I wish you, 'the font' and Wilf a very happy Easter!

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  5. wilfee laughing under wisterias thinking of coconut ice cream!
    somehow with your briefly elegant descriptions...
    i always think i'm there!
    happy easter to you in the france profonde little village.
    love,
    tammy j

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  6. So glad to hear the Easter Bunny visited our favorite PON, with the crumbs to prove it! Happy Easter to all over there, from all of us over here! Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow (who is on high rabbit alert) and Tucker

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  8. happy easter wilf family - with our love susannae, daisy, foxiie and kiri

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  9. Wondering what a junior cost centre is.

    I agree with others, the wisteria is glorious!! Happy Easter to the Cat Herd in France Profonde!

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  10. It sounds like life in France is pretty good today, especially if you're a small white polar bear!

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  11. I'm afraid with 5 of them I know exactly what a junior cost centre is.....it gave me a good chuckle. Happy Easter to Wilf and his family.

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  12. Wilf looks like a happy boy this wonderful day.

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  13. Well, I wonder what happened to the other half bottle of wine? :)

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  14. Happy Easter to you and to our ever-resilient Wilf.

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  16. Our boy has a smile on his furry little face. We also love the curled tongue! thanks for making my day yet again.

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