Friday, November 11, 2011

11 / 11 / 11 .

An early start to our day .The mayor rings the bell at seven thirty . He forgot to put the Armistice Day flags up yesterday and is in a tiz . Could I come and help him ? So it is that early morning visitors to the village would see Angus on top of a ladder attaching three French tricolores and a small Republique Francaise crest to the front of the war memorial . At the foot of the ladder the mayor and a bemused small white polar bear stand guard.

On the other side of the village green Madame Bay and Sandrine , her hairdressing daughter , arrive to open up the village hall for the post Armistice ceremony vin d'honneur . Madame Bay is dressed for the occassion in her Dalai Lama outfit . An orange poncho , eau de nil leggings and what from a distance appear to be glittery, purple , high heels . I wave a flag at her . She waves cheerily back . '' Bonjour M'Ongoose. Bonjour Wilfee " .

Friday morning in deepest France Profonde . As Wilf might say : " I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes ".


  1. The Scot is hanging tricolors from the War Memorial, Madam Bay is in full regalia... We are celebrating the end of the war to end all wars. Wilf looks on. A perfect day.

  2. I hope the day goes well. How I envy your beautiful blue sky and sunshine. It's grey and dismal here.

  3. I just wanted you to know that I smile whenever I see the bookmark for your Blog,even before I have opened and read it.

  4. Your flaggy efforts look rather regal! :)
    Sending lotsaluv to you all

  5. It looks like you did a great job with the flags and the beautiful blue sky that surrounds them looks like you ordered it up just for today.

  6. You're a good person, Angus. It is important to remember.
    Has the mayor asked for your help because of your age, agility or because he knows there will be a lovely glass of champagne at tasks end?
    We would have loved to see the look on Wilf's face!

  7. you have been accepted as a true villager now.
    hoisting the official flag and all.
    of course the wee polar bear was accepted ages ago!
    i like his quote for today.
    love and bear hugs to all my friends in france profonde!
    tammy j

  8. Beautiful photos for this 11.11.11, Angus. Many thanks for sharing !
    Wilfee looks so cute, bisous my sweet boy.
    Bonne journée à vous trois.

  9. I think you have arrived and settled in your new home land - hope you had lots of champagne today.
    Wilf stands guard with a uniform - it's the beginning of carneval...
    Love and laughter Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  10. At least your day didn't start with a tumble off the ladder! The decorations look quite nice.

    I wish there would be a museum somewhere of all Madame Bay's outfits! I'd just love to see those clothes!

  11. hey Wilf,

    What a beautiful war memorial! And how wonderful of you to help decorate it. :->

    We are also honoring all our Veterans today. I think the greatest honor, however, would be an end to all wars.

    Great photos!


  12. Looks like you did a good job.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  13. You did a great job decorating the war memorial. Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae