Thursday, April 12, 2012

Me ? No !

All the supermarket check-outs, bar one , busy . I push up the trolley, smile and cheerfully ask " Are you open Madame ? " . ' Me ? No ! The till yes ' , comes the frosty reply . Gallic disdain. One irascible lady . The rest of our interaction conducted in silence.

Grey skies. Scudding clouds . Wilf has a long afternoon saunter along the road that snakes through the valley . He signals it's time to go home by lying in the long grass, rolling on his back and then falling fast asleep . Life in deepest France Profonde . The sound of trickling stream, chattering birds and an old snoring PON.


  1. I do hope you're learning all the best French profanity to use in such cases! :)

  2. Wilf, your sky's look like those here today in deepest Los Angeles profounde. Cold, very rainy. Sleep inducing. This writer, somewhat irascible today. You are adorable, upside down in the grass...

  3. Exactly the type of delicacy, french people are found of !
    When i think that France is for lots of people, synonymous with elegance, beauty, french "chic"... In the name of France, i just apologize, Angus !
    Très belle journée à vous trois. Bisous et câlins à mon tendre Wilfee.

  4. Sounds wonderful to me - have a great day - love Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  5. Love the photo of Wilf upside down. He always gives us a smile when he does that.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  6. As my mother used to say, "it takes all kinds to make the world spin".......maybe Wilf could have used his canine charms on Madame had he been there. We are a mere 34 days from our move to France so we will soon find out how to deal with the occasional irascible person, in French!

  7. I'm glad it was warmer outside than in the super-market checkout.

  8. best sounds in the world...
    little birds, little trickling stream, little sleeping polar bear!
    i love his first two pictures today. looks like you two are having a very philosophical talk and he is listening carefully.
    tammy j

  9. I have found that after enduring a shopping trip - maneuvering my way through grocery cart drivers who NEVER got their training or license for one...and then standing in a line to pay for said supplies..that the countenance and attitude of the "checker" can be the one epic ingredient that will Make or Break the shopping trip for that day...
    Oh ...there ARE some doozies out there!! But having kids that work in retail and hearing their experiences...I ask myself...who can blame the poor cashiers???? Hugs to Wilf! xxx

  10. Wilf's belly up pictures always crack me up. Good thing he isn't too big so you can just pick up the sleeping bundle and put him in the car.


  11. Sounds like there are cashiers everywhere in this world who are as snarky as yours. We have alot like that too.

    Looks like rain is headed your way! Must bring the brolly next time...we just adore the pictures of Wilf on his back. Those are the best!! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  12. Trickling water, chattering birds, snoring Wilf would be music to my ears!


    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  13. The chilly cashier probably related to the Prim Paris Vet. Hopefully the only frost you shall see in France Profonde for some time to come.

  14. What a sour grape! I guess you know why her line was empty! At least Wilf is always cheerful!