Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Something strange

Another interrupted night. Into town as the sun was rising. We arrived at the bakers on the market square just as they were opening . It has to be said that there's one major benefit of being an early riser. You get to choose from a full selection of macaroons, cakes and other delights. We quickly loaded up with a fresh strawberry sponge and half a dozen breakfast croissants before heading off to the cafe for Wilfs bowl of water.

Madame Bay is supposed to come ' to do ' for us on a Tuesday morning. Of course she never does. Thursdays or Saturdays seem to be her favoured , unannounced, work days. So, it was with some surprise that we returned home to find all the windows open, the duvets airing and the house throbbing to the sound of that Abba classic ' Dancing Queen ' playing at full pelt on Radio Nostalgie.

Our saintly septaguenarian is now wearing her summer outfits. Out with practicality and in with acres of chiffon and what Edinburgh ladies would describe as ' cheery ' colours. Todays haute coiture creation is a green and white striped dress / housecoat with what appears to be a red dressing gown cord as a belt. The tout ensemble crowned with her lime green turban and matching chiffon scarf. The sight of this rainbow of delight dancing along the hall, pulling the hoover cable , while lustily singing ' Danzing Kween, Seventeen, Aberdeen ' is reassurance that all is well with the world.

Wilfs attitude to all this activity ? " If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day ".


  1. Strange to some, the norm to others...i have gotten used to these experiences living in the Middle East and Africa for quite a spell..but it would still be a wonder if i could finally see Madame Bay :D


  2. Wilf's right--If everything and everyone in your life seems normal, then you need to slow down and take a look around...Or look at yourself... :-)

  3. Maybe Mme Bay takes her colour inspiration from the macaroons? Hope all goes well with Wilf at the vet's.

  4. oh how i would love to see a pic of MB!
    thinking of Wilf...

  5. I agree, the lyrics are, most definitely scripted for Gail.
    How funny you are!
    Another question: Do those delicious delectables "substitute for", or "Supplement" your breakfast?
    Hope tonight is better with Wilfey.
    Sending lotsaluv

  6. I would love to see the Madame Bay Collection hit the stores! Can't you imagine people everywhere flocking to the shops to get her look?

    I absolutely agree with Wilf on this one! Why live boring days when there's so much fun to be had out there?

  7. Wilf, you are more handsome than ever! Great idea to get to the bakery early. I think I gained 2 pounds just looking at the pictures. Maybe having limited vision when MB and her summer outfit arrives isn't such a bad thing.

  8. What a colorful post! Colorful bakery treats and a colorful Madame Bay...spring has arrived and with a soundtrack!

    Wyatt and Mom

  9. ... with a bit of rock music everything is fine...

    (also with a bite of one of those chocolate creations)!!!!!

  10. oh my, les bakery - yum!! much love & lots more good days! xoxo Susan, Missy D & Sam

  11. The early morning trip to the bakery sounds like something I certainly could get used to! Hopefully the evening jaunts are only temporary and that sound slumber happens right through the night for the dear boy...Keep going Wilf!

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

  12. Spring has definitely arrived!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

    We only go for early morning cappuccino AND THEN, we don't get out of the car, No dogs allowed.

  13. hey Wilf,

    Sounds like a delightful morning! I am drooling from all the tasty treats at your local bakery! I bet they taste fabulous! And what wonderful imagery of Madame Bay! "Dancing Queen" rocks!


  14. he most certainly have a lot to tell digby about! loves and licks xxx

  15. I always love your descriptions of Madame Bay. I used to wish you'd post a picture or twelve of her in those crazy outfits but I've decided that no, maybe imagination is better.

    Early morning trips to the bakery sound delightful! And fattening...

    My heart hurts that Wilf had another rough night. I'm so sorry and I wish I could do something to help.

  16. Wilf always makes me smile :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  17. Imagine how freeing it must be to be exactly who you are; not giving a fig if the world likes your turbans or chiffon.
    Madame Bay may teach us something yet.

    Praying for a better night for you, Wilf darling.

  18. Madame B. is described looking very much like an old girl in my hometown. . .did you say red hair peeking out from the turban? Oh, I hope so.

    Cheers, Wilf, Keep on keeping on!

    Jo, Stella's Mum

  19. Anxiously awaiting an update on Wilfie. Hope things have leveled out. So glad he's getting to enjoy more Spring days. Mama remembers all the Easter chocolates at the local Belgian patisserie [sp?] with great fondness even over the space of 50 years. Don't remember them looking like those mass produced bunnies, however.

    Jed & Abby

  20. Whatever strange thing will happen just enjoy the day, the foods and the place...^_^

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