Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wisteria Lane.

Our early morning trip into town .Wilfs not interested in his illicit half croissant (a side effect of the new tablets) but he's perked up enough to christen three street lights and a Dutch registered Volvo .

Back home to find all the windows open. Madame Bay standing in the drawing room , wiping, and then re-wiping the window sill. She ignores our arrival. Her attention firmly fixed on events across the lane where the old farmer is having a heated argument with a fifty something man . An out of villager.

Our ageing neighbour is decked out in red check shirt, voluminous shorts ( of the type worn by Edwardian explorers ), open toed sandals, black socks and a beret. An oversized spanner in his right hand. The 70's era Mercedes he's been ' doing up ' parked in the middle of the driveway. Bonnet, boot and all four doors open. Much gesticulating. Snippets of argument drift through the windows . '' You should have asked that before you bought it " from one. ' I'm going to the gendarmes ' from the other. Madame Bay occasionally stops her wiping to breathe in, deeply.

France Profondes version of Wisteria Lane. After lunch ' the font ' observes that the other side of the lane has gone quiet. Very quiet .


  1. Sounds like shorts my father would refer to as 'Empire builders'.
    We do hope Wilf gets back to enjoying his half croissants.

  2. The two extremes of sartorial elegance in France always delights me: those that try very hard and those that find it unnecessary.
    So glad to hear Wilf has perked up and I hope his appetite for croissants returns.

  3. Could be another instalment tomorrow. We shared a croissant today.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. you make me laugh so much - Wisteria lane. Here in Italy I shall call it Hysteria lane with all the greek drama. I would prefer the gallic temper...
    Wilfie so happy to see your photos - this morning I woke up with all doggies on my bed watching me - this is definitely too much - some time for Cesar Millan lessons - just sneak up when I am asleep and the cat came to look when I will get up -
    Pippi Calzelunge - love Wilfie to bits Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie, Kiritiger and Tiger Dandy

  5. The soapie continues.... love it!
    ((Hugs)) to Wilfey.

  6. I can't help but wonder how many people Madame Bay will tell about that argument? For me, on Monday I'll be looking forward to the part of the episode to see if Wilf will once again want that illicit half croissant from the waitress at the cafe under the arcades. I just hope next time I 'tune in,' it's not a rerun of yesterday and today and he is finally feeling better! :-)

  7. Yeah for Wilf's continued christenings; not knowing who is in the right, I vote for the aging farmer - just cause I like old people.

  8. Wilfie looking his handsome best, in spite of all that's going on. Wisteria Lane has nothing on your neck of the woods! Here's hoping Wilf returns to a "croissant positive" state tomorrow.

  9. Exciting times in the village! As long as Wilf is still getting out and about, we shan't worry about the croissant for now. Perhaps some coconut ice cream might be of interest instead? Keep on going Wilf!

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

  10. uh oh... it's not turning into a stephen king movie over at the old farmer's is it? ... something chilling in "it has gone quiet. very quiet." like when you hear... you should be afraid. very afraid!
    i hope wilfee's not nauseous. that's such a horrible side effect for anything. you just feel awful. and to turn down his beloved croissant? oh wilf. it will get better darling boy.
    is there anything sweeter than that face above? no.
    love and a special healing tummy rub,
    tammy j

  11. Happy you are able to provide Madame Bay with an excellent vantage point! I agree with the other commenters, glad Wilf had a better day even without the illicit half croissant

  12. Oh oh! Gone quiet. Very quiet. Too quiet? Doesn't sound good. And gendarmes? No, not good at all.

    We are still In disbelief at Wilf' s rejection of a tasty croissant, but happy he's enjoying his outings. Love to all.

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  15. I'm glad that Wilf has resumed his christening duties... a good sign, I think.

    For such a small village, there certainly isn't a dull moment!

  16. Oh sweet Wilf, so much has happened since I have been away. Please know that I am holding all of you close to my heart.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  17. I didn't know you were a Desperate Housewives fan! lol

  18. They are nice pictures of you Mr Wilfster. Have a good week - you brighten our days.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  19. How can you tell us about Edwardian shorts and not show us a picture? This will haunt me!

    I'm glad to hear that Wilf is perking up a little! He'll be back to eating croissants in no time. :)