Saturday, October 8, 2011
Perhaps you could go on a course ?
'' The font '' speaks French with precision . Angus speaks French with gusto . After two years '' the font '' is somewhat alarmed that Angus has not improved his language skills . Admittedly he has picked up an encyclopaedic knowledge of French plumbing terms which enables him hold his own with anyone on the subject of septic tanks and u-bends. He has also picked up a slew of rugby phrases along the lines of '' Oi ref ! You must be blind " . Neither of these skill sets are viewed by '' the font '' as the basis for widening our circle of French acquaintances beyond rugby addicted sanitary engineers. '' Perhaps you could go on a course ? " comes the suggestion over breakfast.
Autumn has arrived . The first clouds in two months . A chilly 16 degrees on our early morning walk past the little old church . A strangely exotic tree in the graveyard . England play France later today . A chance to further refine my colloquial French . Wilf doesn't need to go on a course . He already knows every word for food in both the English and French dictionaries .There may be some undercooked hamburger coming his way if France wins.