Saturday, March 10, 2012

Guilty laughter.

Madame Bay arrives. She makes a cup of coffee, hoovers the upstairs hallway, has another cup of coffee, reads Le Figaro magazine, hoovers some more, then leaves . Today she is dressed from head to toe in a variety of almost matching reds. The pillar box red turban a particularly eye catching touch of haute couture . Madame Bay's excitement building . The trip to Greece with the Retired Gendarmes Association now barely a week away . A new primary coloured wardrobe ready to be unleashed on the unsuspecting citizens of Athens .

'' The font " returns . Wilf does a little, silent, dance of joy. He's given a toy. He repeats the dance . He settles in the courtyard and is soon asleep. Flock united and a new plaything . PON seventh heaven .

Wednesday night. Dinner time at The Bell Hotel in Malmesbury. Reputed to be Englands oldest . Both hotel and restaurant really rather good. ''The font " and " Granny font " come down and take their places for dinner. Two American ladies at the next table pick at their first course and barely touch the entree. ' We ate lunch very late ' and ' We're not used to such rich food - We come from America ' the excuses proffered . The young waitress says '' You won't want to see the dessert menu then ? " . ' Oh, we'll just look at it ' comes the over eager reply . Each of them proceeds to have not one , but two, puddings. The smaller of the two, very New England in a Pringle sweater, considers having a third. Their plates scrapped clean . Much guilty laughter. Late lunch forgotten.

Yesterday . Wilfs ratio of sleep to activity 6.5 : 1. One happy , if tired , boy.


  1. I think next to Wilfee being well and staying with us, we would next love to see Madame Bay in some of her get-ups. We might learn to be a bit more stylish if we could see someone dress with such abandon. What say you, Angus?

    Wilfee looks so happy with his people home AND a new toy. Can't beat that for a perfect world.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  2. And I'm presuming the desserts weren't fruit salad?

  3. Happy to read Wilfee's mom is back home. And a new toy ! That's funny because, this morning, before reading your post, i asked myself if Wilfee still play with his toys...
    The illicit half croissant is also a good new.
    Have a lovely Saturday.
    Bisous mon tendre Wilfee.

  4. I just Googled the hotel. It looks so divine . Real olde worldie. Perhaps when we come to the UK we'll stay there. Good to see Wilfee enjoying himself. Bess and Murphy.

  5. Happy little Pon-boy - so happy to have such good news - now he is in Pon seventh gourmet heaven!
    Love from all of us - Kiri is becoming such a charmer and everybody loves him - Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  6. delightful descriptions! almost a video in my mind's eye.
    i can see wilfee's dance of happiness. how he enjoys sleeping on those stones is amazing! he's a little zen pon for sure.
    a wonderful saturday for a safely reunited family,
    tammy j

  7. As long as there is a soft toy for carrying and chewing, life can't get any better. Unless there is ice cream involved! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  8. Gladness for our hearts. Thank you.

  9. Greece has met it's bail out conditions but it hasn't met Mme Bay. Goodness!
    Glad to hear granny font is well.
    The croissant enjoyed, toys played with, the ravages of his stroke seem to be subsiding. Is there a chance you might video Wilf's happy dance?
    Love to all.

  10. gigle about the pudding!!!

  11. Can't believe Wilf is comfy lying on those stones! He certainly looks relaxed with his toy - what a sweet looking cutie pie!
    Sammie and Avalon
    PS - Ditto the outfits!

  12. Glad everything is perfect in Wilf world once again.

  13. Always room for pudding...or several.

    Glad the flock is back together for Wilf.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  14. Family together, new toy, Wilf happy - the world is blessed.

  15. Greece will never know what hit it! ;)

    Hard to believe someone from the States can't handle rich food. I think we're worse for it than anyone else! At least the dessert was good! *snort*