Sunday, April 22, 2012

Regrets and consolations .

The mayor is up bright and early . A busy day ahead . The first round of the Presidential elections . Two tables and four chairs in position by the front door of the town hall . The mayor looking very dapper in blazer , grey crimplene trousers and beige shoes . The red tartan pork pie hat adding just the right touch of informality . The mayors secretary , unsmiling and efficient , in a blue suit and black stockings. Overnight someone has drawn a moustache, horns and a tail on the poster for the far right candidate . The mayor wonders if he should paste up a replacement . Angus asks him if he has any glue . He doesn't . He doesn't have a new poster either . Decision making made easy .

For the great day Madame Mayor has made a large plate of honey croissants . These have pride of place on the first table. Honey in the dough , honey in the centre and a honey glaze . Heaven for those who like honey . Wilf falls very firmly into this category . He takes a piece from me, settles down on the floor and sighs . Being a gentleman he doesn't let on that he's already had half a croissant at the cafe under the arcades . He tucks in with relish . After much tongue licking the family fellow looks back at me as if to say " That was good . I'm hanging around for another eleven years ".

Old , blind , PON's know that life may have its regrets but it also has its consolations . Excitement over , Wilf heads home across the village green for a nap .


  1. I think thats a good idea, Wilfee, to stick around for a few more years in hopes you get another of Mrs. Mayors Specialities and if she is not around let me send you some of my Orange
    Oatmeal Cookies. Perfect things! Just let me know.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  2. Politicians come and go but there will always be croissants tomorrow.

  3. Oh Wilfee, i love you smile on the first photo, is it the honey croissant ?
    I wish you three, a beautiful Sunday. Bisous mon Wilfee.
    I dash to vote !

  4. Is the mayor's hat a respectful nod to his Scottish neighbours? I like to think so.
    Not sure about honey croissants though.
    Cheers, Gail.
    PS: On the subject of fracking, see, written as part of my 'day job' before the Cuadrilla earthquake near Blackpool.

  5. Perhaps the Mayor should have put horns, tail and moustache on all the posters making everything equal...

    Honey croissants....sound very sweet.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Honey croissants will probably encourage voter turnout. They should try that or a handsome dog like Wilf at our elections! :-)

  7. i love the way wilfee votes!
    i vote for the honey croissants too.
    it would be so pleasant if our major elections were not
    three years long.
    there are many things i envy of france profonde!
    love and bear hugs to my lad and beloved wee bear,
    tammy j
    these are perfect pictures of him. you know in some of them
    he doesn't even look blind. he has wilfee vision.

  8. Those honey croissants must have been pretty tasty! I hope the croissants he usually gets in the morning don't become a disappointment now.

    Ha! I love the image of the voting hall this morning!

  9. Hang on there darling Wilf - by tonight we will know more... so curious if the little man is winning again.
    Love and bacetti sul nasino del Polarbear piu carino del mondo Susanne, Daisy, Foxie and Kiri

  10. Absolutely love the pictures of Wilf!

  11. Honey will do a soul good! The pictures today are top shelf!! The first one Wilf looks like an angel! Adorable boy! Here's hoping all went well for the first round of elections and no more poster "adjustments"! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  12. I love that Wilf!

  13. Wilf
    Politics, shmolitics.what impawtance do they have compawed to a honey cwoissant9neve having had one, I can only imagine the delights) While mommi sinks into hew black hole and homesickness, I'm explowing, sniffing and enjoying the pastwies of BoodaPest. consolation fow shoowe
    smoochie kisses

  14. I do love the Wilf mop on his bed. Too much. Eleven more years (of Wilf, not any politician) would be fine with all of us!

  15. Great post, thanks for the reminder Wilf. The photos are so endearing. I hope the elections are good news for us all in these times.