Saturday, April 28, 2012

A large canine contingent .

Friday night . Wilf and ' The Font ' head across the village green . The monthly Beautiful Byeways Committee meeting . A large canine contingent . Three Jack Russells, a Yorkie, and two fidgety Pointers . Wilf ignores the Jack Russells, settles at ' the fonts ' feet and sensibly falls asleep .

Half an hour late, the proceedings begin .The mayor , pork pie hat on the table in front of him , announces he has joined the cash and carry . Cost €35 . Ice Cream can now be served at the Annual Pottery Fair . The deputy mayoress ,who does ' something ' with Airbus, and is therefore assumed to be a business guru , interjects to say that the €35 is for a full years membership . '' All are welcome to use it " she adds magnanimously .

Item 2. The brunette with the beehive hairdo and the silver Ford Mondeo announces that the ' ladies ' will be making a giant paella for the Saints Day lunch .'The Font ' makes the mistake of asking what's needed to make a giant paella. ' A big dish ' comes the deadpan reply . " The Font " makes a mental note to phrase questions more carefully in future .

The mayor and the farmer with the red face and the swollen nose argue about whether alcohol should be served. The summer before we arrived there was an incident with the very old farmer, a half bottle of unattended armagnac ,and the village pond . The fire brigade had to be called. '' Now, surely , no one wants a repetition of that " the mayor says with a semblance of finality .

Wilf trots home . A hint of prawn curry added to his kibbles . Come ten o'clock he settles down by the front door and is still there, snoring happily away when I come downstairs this morning . Old dog knowledge . '' My strength is as the strength of ten , because my heart is pure " .


  1. We are wondering if Wilf was the only creature to fall asleep at the village meeting...

  2. 'A big dish' just cracked us up.

    Love Wilf's wind-blown least we think they're wind blown.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella Roxy

  3. So what is needed to make a giant paella?

    I hope Wilf is feeling better!! Enjoy your Saturday!

  4. Prawn curry was Skye's favourite. Finney loves it, too. Interesting to find out Wilf is also a 'curry-nose' :-)
    Here's to Wilf and his pure heart.

  5. Fascinating Neighbours from Southern France - wonder what the old fellow did to end up in a pond -
    bacetti sul nasino - Wilfie you are looking dapper - love from Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  6. I think you owe it to your readers to flesh out the side story of the old farmer, bottle of Armagnac and the fire brigade. Even Wilfee would stay awake for that one, I'm betting.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  7. the real little mayor of the village ...
    snoring happily through the pseudo mayor's pontifications!
    the brunette with the bhh can't be blamed for being defensive...
    she is just totally intimidated by the famous font!
    love and bear hugs to you three
    tammy j

  8. Thanks for making me laugh out loud this morning!

  9. I assume a cash and carry is like a Costco, a giant warehouse store. How can everyone use the same account?

  10. I wish we had a village green to walk across! I wish we had a village!!! Sounds like Wilf had an extremely busy night! Smart guy to simply fall asleep! Keep on going Wilf!

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