Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Well , only the one !

Seven o'clock on the dot . There's a beep of a car horn as the mayor pulls up at the front gate in his battered , once blue , now much resprayed , Renault Megane . '' Bonsoir M'Ongoose . I was just passing " he shouts out cheerily. His face lights up when offered a glass of champagne . '' No, no I shouldn't . Well only the one . It's been a long day " he says, sprinting up the stairs to the drawing room with a surprising degree of agility for man well into his seventies.

Three glasses of champagne and an invitation to the village finance committee meeting later, he goes . It seems that our local Member of Parliament is coming to the village to discuss funding for the restoration of the church and its frescoes . '' We were wondering if you could look over the proposal for us ? " . ' The font ' says I'd be delighted to . Angus is less sure . As the mayor leaves he turns to me and says " You do know that our MP's a Radical Socialist ". As the mayor drives off Angus is left standing in the lane wondering what this little nugget of information could possibly mean .

Through it all Wilf sits in the downstairs hallway happily playing with a squeaky penguin . Old PON wisdom : - " Just remember , once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed " .


  1. Oh well done Angus for 'volunteering'. We thought the normal routine was to offer a drink to the person you are asking to do you a favour, but clearly in France Profonde things work the other way round. I suspect we shall be hearing more about the radical socialist MP in due course. Wilf old boy, steer well clear of it all and stick with the sqeaky penguin.

  2. Unfortunately the other side of the hill appears to be a cliff!

    A penguin, we wondered what that animal was.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  3. Just more bacetti sul nasino di Wilfiiee - just so adorable... I am very lucky Foxiie is not listening in ... he used to come up to my seat and look at the computer!!! True. (I was watching other dogs on YouTube - so he got me in flagranti)
    Your tales from Southern France are intriguing - love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  4. Perhaps the nugget of information on the MP could mean you'll need Wilf to charm him, or at the very least more champagne!

  5. May be the Mayor thought you are a radical socialist too ? Ah, frenchies...
    Love the photo with Wilfee and his penguin, i believe it was a sort of Father Christmas !
    Bonne journée, et plein de bisous to Wilfee.

  6. maybe the squeaky penquin is a wee old pon's way of giving the mayor the raspberry!
    i'm lovin' these pictures!
    it's always nice to see the world from wilfee's spiritually elevated, physically low perspective!
    hugs to you three,
    tammy j

  7. That is a cute penguin toy! My dogs would destuff it in seconds!! Happy proposal pondering!

  8. Your mayor sounds like quite the character. :) Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  9. I like Wilf's outlook, I'd rather sit downstairs and play with a squeaky penguin myself most days! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  10. @Ina - my dogs would have de-stuffed that penguin (not a Christmas toy) in seconds just for the squeeker!
    So glad to hear I am now picking up speed. Hmm...good luck with the proposal and the MP. I am not at all a diplomat so nod my head in admiration and support.

  11. Legal contract stuff, and in French? Squeeks me out too Wilf.

  12. *snicker* Well, one of you is picking up speed, that's for sure! I suspect a new saga is in the making...