Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rocking .

The weather forecast in the local newspaper blithely ignores the thick mist swirling like sea billows around us . For the next week it predicts blue skies and temperatures between 29 and 32 degrees . No mention of fog to be found.

En route to the cafe in the square we park in a side street full of 1920's style art deco houses . All boarded up . The French don't want to live in towns and the foreigners want elyssian farms in the country . As a result all these once fashionable little townhouses stand empty and forlorn .

Warm and still . A perfect night for sitting out under the stars with a Chicken Xacuti . ' The font ' comments on the fact that the recipe calls for no less than 10 dried red chillies . '' Do you think it's a misprint ? " I'm asked . To accompany it a Corsican wine . Neither of us can remember ever having drunk a Corsican wine before. Certainly the grape varieties - Niellucciu an Sciaccarellu - are a first . A perfect accompaniment to the hot and spicy Xacuti . Younger members of the family might say this ten chilly pepper delight was ' rocking ' .

The Cortisone has given Wilf a cast iron stomach. He has a small amount of rice and chicken with his evening kibbles . A quick game with a favoured toy then he falls asleep on the doorstep , snoring solidly until dawn . His attitude to food and to life : " If you wait , all that happens is that you get older ".


  1. Wilfie - can we send you a kiss to land right on your nose?

    Julie and Poppy Q

  2. I wish I had such a gourmet meal every day - especially under a tree... and being able to give Wilf a cuddle...
    We had to say Good bye to a lovely Westie - after 14 years he is gone and his padrona was 11 when she saw him and took him home - therefore a childhood compagnion or even a little canine brother will be missed by his family and friends - it is amazing how fond we grow and what an important part the play - that is the only thing about dog and people relationship that I wished we could change... their agelimit.
    Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie trotting very sweetly along

  3. Have a peaceful Tuesday sweet Wilfee, enjoy this day.
    Cuddles little boy. AmitiƩs to you, Angus.

  4. I could use a glass of Corsican wine as I'm waking up to find that the Washington Redskins lost to the Dallas Cowboys...

    I hope you're enjoying a sunny but foggy day!

  5. Wilf is wearing his best clown nose in the second photo.

  6. I love the photo of Wilf with his nose resting on the ground. Rocking - oh my!

  7. Yes, all that happens is that you get older. What was on the inside is still on the inside - a treasure to be cherished.

  8. rock on beloved wilfee!
    and m'ongoose and the font!
    10 chilli peppers will definitely clear out your sinuses.
    wilf is my wise little hero.
    tammy j

  9. The little townhouses are lovely.

    Our Gizmo was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on Friday. We are following your lead and enjoying each moment that we have with him as the gift that it is.

  10. That house is beautiful! I wouldn't have any complaints about living in it.

    That chicken sounds fantastic, but I am a fan spicy food. Now I need to see what goes in to making that!

    So right yet again, Wilf!

  11. That's alot of heat for one dish!!! I would make sure to have a big jug of milk beside me before venturing on....Wilf looks content in the snaps today! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!!

    With love from your (equally hot temperature wise) Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  12. Since our weather changes by the hour, our weather forecast is usually right at least once or twice a day.

  13. We also like the photo of Wilf resting on the floor.

    We are hoping for blue skies here as we have been getting stormy rains and winds now.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  14. Oh Wilf! That nose! It's so adorable! But then you are so adorable.
    What a lovely little house! Just perfect for someone who prefers to walk rather than drive. I'm captivated.

  15. Patrimonio... Rocking good!! Cheers!

    We are enjoying a delightful and sun filled Fall! We are taking all the long sweater and booty-free walks while we can! Termination dust tells us it won't be long till snow arrives in town.

  16. We have had summer warmth longer than normal here in upstate NY but that is all changing tomorrow. :( Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae