Friday, January 21, 2011

The 'wild child' model.

The crack of dawn. A turbaned Madame Bay arrives at the kitchen door exuding girlish happiness. " Come and see M' Ongoose ! Come and see. It's perfect ! ". Thus bidden, off we dutifully go. Madame Bay in the lead, yours truly next, the font and a somewhat bemused Wilf following behind. Left out of the front gate, across the lane to the village hall. There, in pride of place alongside the delivery vans, the cause of Madame Bays excitement.

Our saintly cleaner has become the proud owner of a micro car. Not just any micro car but a metallic gold 'wild child' model with a thrumming two cylinder engine , a top speed of 30 mph and a length of nearly eight feet. " It has two electric windows " we were told by the new owner. On the back window a sticker that proudly states " Small on size, big on charm ".

It seems that Sandrine, the daughter who runs the imaginatively named 'Sandrines' hair salon in the local market town, is expecting, again. With her own set of wheels Madame Bay can now turn up at the salon and help out whenever called upon. No need to rely on the long suffering Monsieur Bay and the ageing Renault Twingo. Sandrines views on the improved accessibility of her mother are not recorded.

Wilf entered into the celebrations by christening two of the tiny tyres. Safely home he settles down by the front door for a nap. He has a ' Blimey ! That's a turn up for the books ' look on his face .


  1. '.... christening the tiny tyres' you have a way of writing something very funny in a few choice words.

    Funny funny post and more gorgeous pictures of the wonderful Wilf.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hey Wilf, I decorated my first ever car tyre yesterday (it belonged to an Audi). Fun, isn't it! I guess you need a good aim when the car is as small than.
    Toodle pip!

  3. Small or not, you should be able to see that coming towards you!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  4. Wilf, true to boy doggy form, you did your best to welcome the tiny car to your home.

    We've been absent of late but so happy to see you out and about and doing your best to make all of us smile.

  5. looks like the perfect car for her! i don't think i would fit in it...i've never seen anything so small! here in the land of excess to see a small car is very rare!!
    Wilf seems unimpressed!

  6. A new image in my mind of Madame Bay--In this car with chiffon trailing out an opened window!

  7. That car would fit in the bed of our pickup! Hope all of you are having a wonderful day!

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  8. From the angle of the picture the car (if you can call it that) is not much bigger than Wilf. Is there any way you can get a picture of Wilf pretending to drive the little skate? Hugs to Wilf, he seems to be enjoying his adventures.

  9. Hey there Angus.
    I will say it again and are one of the most talented writers I know! Man, I envy your abilities. You draw us all in to fits of giggles. You are simply fabulous!

  10. I'm so glad that Wilf has christened the tyres. Now, it's ready to drive with Wilf's good luck charm!

  11. "Blimey" is about right. Remember the 2-chevaux? This is like the hip third generation progeny!

    Has Mme. Bay ever shared her NYC experiences with you all? The car is so tiny she could almost have taken it with her as checked luggage.

    Now for a confession: neither Jake nor Just Harry have ever christened a tire (or tyre). Is there something wrong with them? Dr. Wilf, please advise.

    xxx Joan

  12. A color only Ms Bay and the Mad Hatter would choose?

  13. The little moose in my yard is as big as Madame Bay's micro car! cute little car though... good luck Sandrine!

  14. These little cars are catching on in our retirement communities and getting more popular all the time especially for those people who fly in just for the weekend.
    Madame Bay's life always seems so full joy and excitement. Life is God's gift to us and she seems to be enjoying the hell out of it.
    Every car needs to be christened by Wilf. My tyres await.

  15. Madame Bay's caw looks just about the wight size fow Wilf to dwive awound, hehehe
    I love that he chwistened the tiny tiwes. It's suwe to being Madame Bay good luck wif hew new pwize
    smoochie kisses

  16. Perfect way to celebrate welcoming a new car I'd say! Nice one Wilf! And may we just say, you are looking as darling as ever today! There is that glimpse of mischief in your eyes! Love it! Keep going Wilf!

    With love from your snowed under pals in Canada,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  17. Well, hopefully you and Wilf will have a chance to dive into the ditch as she throttles past at 30 MPH! I'm glad you at least caught a picture of it for us. I don't know that I've ever seen that particular shade exist before...

  18. I bet she has trouble fitting her broomstick into that !!

  19. I like to smell all the tires I see, but my very favorites are pick up trucks that might live in the country and have some "earthy" smells about them. However, I am a girly dog and don't christen like you gents do.

    Cheers and hugs,

  20. Those tires really do look tiny!

    Is France safe with Madame Bay behind the wheel?

    I can't really blame her for being excited. I was over the moon when I got my last car. It was brand new at the time and I kept having to go look at it in the driveway. It sounds silly, I know, but I just wanted to admire it.

  21. glad that Wilf approves of the new vehicle.

  22. Our first thought was the same as Jake & Just Harry's: Deux Chevaux, Redux. Suggest Mme Bey remember Isadora Duncan and keep her scarves inside the vehicle. Nice to see it received the Wilf seal of approval.

    Happy to see Wilf appears to be enjoying another good day.

    Jed & Abby