Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm not one to gossip , but .... !

Friday night . A village Committee meeting . The sun just setting as ' the font ' and Wilf set off across the lane to deal with the burning business of the day .

Item 1. Should tubs of ice cream be served at the pottery day ? If so should the ice cream be bought from the cash and carry ( membership €45 per year ) or in the local supermarket ? It's more expensive in the supermarket but you don't have to pay a signing on fee. An hour later , issue unresolved, the mayor decides that the matter will be discussed at the next meeting .

Item 2. The positioning of the solar powered floodlights by the pottery kiln. The lady in the grey Ford estate car shouts across the table to tell the mayors wife that the woman at the horse farm is seeing a lot of the chimney sweep from the neighbouring village . " I'm not one to gossip but his vans always there. Always ! " . Everyone starts to talk at once . End of the formal agenda . The residents of France Profonde have found a subject that really interests them .

Wilf slumbers unconcernedly on . Snoring gently . Occassionally passing wind . Dog and village secretary return home at nine thirty . Dog sleeps. '' The font " has a drink . '' Amazing what people around here do to get their chimneys swept " the comment as we sit down for dinner .


  1. I think we all know Wilf's position on the ice cream issue. ;)

  2. Chimney sweeps are a dying breed, aren't they? Maybe extreme steps are called for to get your chimney swept.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Maybe you should get Mutant ice cream.

  3. Surely no-one thought that there shouldn't be ice cream?

  4. I remember the gossip in a little Sussex village - people are absurd everywhere - and forget about Southern Italy - it's roaring and hilarious what is being made up.
    Hope you are enjoying a great day with sunshine love Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  5. Why do I have a feeling that the chimney sweep is now going to be seeing an increase in business?

  6. I'm thinking maybe they should serve wine and forgo the ice cream!!

  7. Chim chim cheree... A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be..... (Source: Mary Poppins)

  8. 'The Font' wins my nomination for Sainthood! An hour to talk about ice cream without a decision made? They should have just asked Wilf for his opinion! I'm sure he'd vote for coconut ice cream for all!

  9. Oh wilf
    that was gweat, hehehehehe
    Whenevew someone stawts a sentance wif " I'm not one to....."
    you know something juicy, ow silly ow nasty will follow..nice to have no biggew concewns though, hehehe
    as faw as ice cweam, my stance is buy and eat it evewywhewe and as often as pawsibull..the stand next to my fwont doow doesn't have the best, but it's the closest, so they get most of my business
    smoochie kisses

  10. Committees still rule - poorly. Somehow, the village seems delightful because of the characters you share - and Wilf's opinion of hot air. Have a great weekend.

  11. the southern way is... "you know so-and-so? bless her heart..."
    then they proceed to rip her to shreds, gossiply speaking.
    at least they always bless the heart of the one who's targeted.
    i guess that makes it okay in the big book above.
    and madame bay missed the great ice cream debacle!
    i agree. it should be saint font from now on!
    huge hug to that wee guy who takes even village meetings in his stride!
    tammy j

  12. I'm speechless!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  13. Be very, very kind to the font. That type of meeting is enough to drive one mad!

    My mum was in respite care in a local facility where most of the residents were eighty, or older, and in wheelchairs with some additional handicap: blindnes, deafness, etc. You simply could believe the gossip! And when you looked at the objects of the gossip, the only thought was that they should have been so lucky to have had half the adventure
    at age 25 let alone 85!