After discussing the operation on the mayors hand ( succesful but the food in the hospital was execrable ) the quality of the croissants at the various local bakers,the price of pork , and the medications the mayor was taking for post-operative pain, the meeting proper began. The deputy mayors suggestion that we have a light snack and a glass of wine after the concert , rather than a four course meal, was unanimously agreed. The fact that it was 'the font' and not the deputy mayor who manipulatively slipped this little ' oh, how sophisticated, refined and correct' rewriting of history into the conversation went unnoticed in the general rancour. Amid much trilling about the stylishness of these modern Parisian ideas all thoughts of minced beef and anchovy pizza disappeared. The culinary battleground has now switched to which association can create the best vol au vents. A strong rearguard action was fought by those who thought that armagnac should be added to the list of refreshments on offer . Thankfully, armagnac and pastis ( clearly a favourite of the little lady in the lilac hat ) were ruled out on cost grounds.
Wilf and Digby had a wonderful day. They were delighted to greet everyone whether they came from the floral society or the roads and byeways group. Sadly, no one took them up on their offer to spend the morning throwing a ball. Better luck next time.
Flights to London from Toulouse were cancelled so I'm at home to oversee the plumber and his team as they attempt to deal with last weeks tiny accident with the fosse septique.
Shame about the armagnac & pastisReplyDelete
I love the visions you conjure up for me.ReplyDelete
Dogs always have better politics than we people!ReplyDelete
It sounds like it's a good thing that your flights are cancelled. Obviously, you have a lot of important details to oversee in regards to this concert! It's a good thing the font has a good degree of diplomacy!
Judging by your pristine countryside, flourishing gardens and general interest displayed by your community, I'd say there is a positive confluence of priorities.
If boredom prevails it is because the opportunity for boredom has been created! Congratulations to your village!
(It looks idylic!)
From an envious...
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA
I think Edward has the same stuffed duck. Does it honk? If so, it's the same one. He runs honking through the house whenever I return home.ReplyDelete
How I'd love to see the little lady in the lilac hat.