Friday, July 15, 2011

Tell me another !

They were due to start at ten but , this being France profonde , the Bastille Day celebrations started twenty minutes late . It seems that the mayor had forgotten his reading glasses and had to go home to get them . Suitably bespectacled he and the little lady in the broad brimmed purple hat were then finally able to process the twenty yards from the town hall to the war memorial . The mayor read out a few , inaudible, patriotic words and the little lady in the purple hat sang the Marseillaise in her slow , almost conversational , Edith Piaf way . Then it was off, in a republican rush , to the village hall for a drink.

While the old farmer handed out glasses of armagnac, Madame Bay and the ladies of the village fleuri committee cut up sizeable wedges of their goats cheese , anchovy and courgette quiche . Wilf sat on the village green grinning with happiness . More than the occasional, surreptitous, morsel came his way . Through it all he had that bon viveurs ' tell me another ' look on his face . A sure sign that he thought this was all arranged for his benefit . PON's know the truth in the old saying : ' Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul ".


  1. Sooooo true - love that smile on the bon viveurs look on his face....
    Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiietrottie

  2. And by god, it WAS all for him. And you won't convince me otherwise!

  3. Wilf - we love your smile.


  4. Happy celebrations to all of you. It's so nice to see Wilf looking so well.
    Sending lotsaluv

  5. i'm TOTALLY with jackdaddy!!!
    i could look at these tiny polar bear pictures all day. his teeth are so white and clean! even with all that delicious french food.
    say... had an idea... since i speak only the occasional phrase in french... what if you took a picture of the font's finished dish whenever you tell us what she served? that would be too cool!
    cheers for ongoose, the font and the wilfee!
    tammy j

  6. You mean it wasn't all for Wilf? I find that very hard to believe. ;)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  7. Wilf looks so happy. You've given him a good life.

    Yes, I'm sure he did think the celebration was all for him. Dogs have a way of thinking everything is all about them. And truly, it is.

  8. Happy holiday to you!!! Albeit I am coming in rather late, but cheers nonetheless!! That quiche sounds magnifique!!! Wilf looks positively beaming!! Must be all the treats! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!!

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

  9. LOVE that smile on his face! I'm sure he did think the whole celebration had been arranged for him! Perhaps the fact that Madame Bay made the quiche had something to do with the fact that so many people offered some to Wilf?

  10. You mean it wasn't just for his benefit? Shhhh, we won't tell him.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella