Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The spectral glow .

It's dark when we head off to the airport. The only light visible for miles around the spectral glow from the old farmers arc lamp. He's using the cool of the morning to continue work on his ancient Mercedes. As we drive past he looks up and waves .' The font ' can't help but wonder if the "improvements" he's making to the original design would be approved of by the manufacturer.

The American professors, ' the font ' and attendant baggage all delivered safely to the terminal . Wilf sits bemusedly in the back as luggage is unloaded, farewells made and passports and wallets checked for the umpteenth time . Ear tickles from them and a kiss on the head from 'the font'. Wilf beams .

McDonalds doesn't open until ten so the family fellow and yours truly drive back home, windows down, listening to
Radio Nostalgie . At ten to six a phone in with a lady who has sixty five goats. She claims to improve the quality of her goats cheese by singing to them . She then gives a five minute rendition of which songs are the most successful. '' We ain't in Kansas now " I say to Wilf.


  1. The croissants in Kansas don't compare with the ones you get!

  2. Wilf your photos from the past two days have made us smile.

    Smooches to you

    Julie and poppy Q

  3. BBC Radio 4 has been so depressing of late. I am off to search for Radio Nostalgie on the internet.
    Cheers! Gail.

  4. Janis Joplin's "Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz" would fit in well here....

  5. 65 sheep a-swaying and a sausage mcmuffin in a pear tree

  6. So Wilf is going to have cheese for breakfast more often. Ongoose, you are such a good writer - cuddles to my favourite polar bear in the world - from steaming Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie - we are sleeping on the terrace

  7. Wilf does look happy, perhaps he'd like to test taste the cheese.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  8. So there's no biscuits and gravy at McDonalds in France?? How does one survive?

  9. Our local McDonald's is open 24 hours a day, I thought Wilf would like to know that. ;) Have a wonderful day, hugs for our sweet furry friend.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  10. Ha ha, just picturing those 65 goats!

    x (for Wilf!)

  11. I find it hard to believe that McDonald's can compare with those croissants, but maybe I'm wrong. I now have visions of goat barns all over France with music wafting out!

  12. Is it too late if I just sing to my goat cheese?

  13. The farmer sure is an industrious guy!

    Perhaps Madame Bay could find a career singing to goats all over France!

  14. I wish our McDonald's was open those hours! We get 24 hour ones here. Ridiculous I say....who needs a quarter pounder at 3 a.m.? I think we have become the south west of France too. We have high heat and humidity as well. Today with the humidity should feel close to 40 celcius. Strange for this time of year. And a drought to complete it no less. Let's hope Wilf stays cool as I know ours will be staying indoors where the air conditioning is their best friend!

    Keep on going Wilf, handsome boy!!

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

  15. Oh Petey and Winchester Whisperer!! Thanks for the giggles!

    And love, as always, to sweet Wilf!

  16. we've got the best commenters on the net!
    and we KNOW we've got the best ongoose and wee polar puppy star and chef aka(the font)...
    bijous to all! (i don't know what bijous is but i think it's good)
    tammy j

  17. Hi Angus! I just had to stop by this evening and tell you that this afternoon when I was writing a comment to your post, the earthquake hit here in Virginia, needless to say, I didn't get it sent. But at the same time the announcement came that the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were being dismissed. What timing!

    I do hope you, Wilf and 'the font' had an enjoyable day!!