Monday, January 9, 2012

Fawlty Towers without the humour.

We've only had one frosty morning this winter . Today it's warm and wet - again . More like March than January. On our way back from the cafe with the croissants we stop off for a leisurely walk along the old roman road. The American woman restoring the house in the valley has installed electric security barriers at her front gate. Our quiet part of the world has never seen the like. Wilf christens both contraptions with studied indifference.

To a local hotel on Sunday afternoon . A rambling fifteenth century castle. It's closed for the season . From the look of it possibly longer. The upper floor covered in a thick mat of damp green moss. We turn to TripAdvisor when we get home. ' Fawlty Towers without the humour ' says the first review . The other reviews less kind. Google Translate a cause of much mirth.

Wilf , exhausted by all the recent activity, curls up by the front door and sleeps . He rouses himself for dinner and a quick pit stop and then dreams on 'til dawn. He's sleeping more and more these days.


  1. Without the humour.......strike that off the to do list.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Great pictures of a dreary day.

    The house looks like much work is needed. It gives me a "chilly" vibe.

    The closed hotel looks interesting & has an "abandoned" vibe. Loved Fawlty Towers!

  3. Maybe your American neighbour just wants to secure her wine cellar against champagne seeking locals?

  4. What a shame! I could imagine Mme Bay on that cast...

  5. It took me a moment to recall what 'Fawlty Towers' is--Interesting comparison, and unfortunate.

    All the best for Wilf to be well rested for his next adventure.

  6. Wilfie bacetti sul nasino - here my dogs are completely taken by Tigerpuppy - so much activity - love from Susanne, Daisy and Foxiee plus Kyril

  7. Our winter has been a lot like yours! I hope this doesn't mean a miserable February or March.

    Gee, for some reason I don't foresee a stay at the hotel in your future!

    Rest up for the next sunny day, Wilf!

  8. I loved yesterday's story of the fancy restaurant catering to Wilf. I wish it were like that here in the US...

    I hope that the weather becomes more to Wilf's liking soon...

  9. I was reminded of the film "The Others" seeing those pictures!

  10. Wilfee, get plenty of rest to enjoy an early (hopefully) springtime.....This Amerocan would dealy love that house, minus those electric barriers. Could be beautiful with gardens aplenty. Hope it won't be turned into an ugly fortress; that would a horrible intrusion. DBH

  11. I love your blog. Wonderful writing and great photos that make me treasure Wilf. Thank you for sharing the love of Wilf and your lives together.

  12. Even the sign looks like Fawlty Towers.
    I still chuckle when I think of the rat episode.

  13. i cannot say it any better than causer659, above.
    i can almost smell the fresh cool rain in these pictures... and the pungent damp fur of your best friend! beloved wilfee, nap cosily!
    hugs to you three in the beautiful france profonde,
    tammy j

  14. Our winter too... no rain at all, however, which is very scary for these parts. Wilf is a soldier - such a dear, brave boy; hope it becomes more Janvier-like soon...
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  15. I think weather all over this fair world is strange this year. We usually have weeks of -30 celcius here in the middle of Canada, all we have had is mild, melting, warm-ish temps. V. odd! Wilf needs his rest to make sure all electric and nonelectric contraptions are properly christened. This takes energy! Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your spring-like Canadian pals,
    Dianna along wtih Tor, Willow and Tucker

  16. What a beautiful building, too bad it has been neglected. Hugs for WIlf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max