Friday, August 20, 2010

No bees.

There's no sign of the bees. It looks as if the 'environmentally friendly' way of dealing with them has worked. Mark you, that's what we thought before they came winging back bringing family and friends with them. The octogenarian apiarists parting comment before speeding off was - " Monsieur Ongoose, the honey could have fallen on you in the night if I had not removed it". The thought of 15 kilos of gooey honey dripping in large dollops through the bedroom ceiling in the small hours made me giggle. 'The fonts' reaction may have been somewhat different. I giggled even more.

To the wine counters in the hypermarket. For a moment thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Aisle after aisle of Burgundy, Beaujolais, Brouilly, and Bordeaux. Used the chance to load up the trolley with ruby nectar. On the way out passed the dog section and bought a fluffy rugby ball for Wilf - tonight we'll expand the party envelope and move from rug surfing to touch rugby. A picture of a PON - suitably groomed - beamed back from the packaging of a tick collar. The bakery counter had seasonal mirabelles and myrtilles gateaux - only in France.

Headline on the front cover of todays paper from Paris - 'A fifth of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim'. Wilf gave me his most incredulous look.


  1. Tick collar! We thought you were still in the wine aisle and it was some boutique brew.....obviously classy because of the label!

    Orange is never good.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  2. Can't believe you're planning to train up yet another rugby player. Are three in the family not enough....
    Cheers! Gail.

  3. Shame you didn't buy the coat - tres chic!

  4. Mmmm. Blog Mom says that coat is to die for. I don't think she really means she'd die for a coat, though. Seems silly. I'm glad your bees are gone and even gladder that Wilf is going to be starting rugby. I don't know what to say about one fifth of Americans. I love my country, but we don't let dogs in even one fifth of the places they're allowed in France. That should tell you all you need to know.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  5. Ha! When I get gifts of clothing, they always seem to be a few sizes off, but the color isn't bad! That coat is rather nice, though!

    Those desserts at the end sort of short-circuited my thinking processes on the rest! I hope Wilf likes that ball.

    The thought of the honey dripping down into the bedroom amuses me, too, although it'd be a lot funnier if it happened to someone else!

  6. Incredulous doesn't begin to describe it!!

    xxx Joan

  7. Fun times in the airport!!!! Everyone got something good from wine to rugby balls!

    I am embarrassed for my fellow country-people. The anti-Muslim insanity is reaching a fever pitch. Many people seem to have forgotten about our Constitution.

    Since you seem to keep up with our celebrity news better than I do, I've been surprised by your lack of comment on Dr. Laura... Maybe she's not known overseas?

  8. Would not be surprised if the only news source for those people (in the survey) who believe Barak Obama is a muslim is Faux/Fox News...just sayin'

    WOofs and Licks,
    Maggie MAe

  9. I think I'll just get my news from you from now on. I'm always amazed at how much news you get regarding the US.

  10. The food looks wonderful, but those prices..... OUCH!!

  11. I love the coat but couldn't see wearing it in Oklahoma! New York City would be more like it.

  12. Posy agrees with Jake! It's all incredulous. Especially because a certain schnauzer would love those desserts.