Thursday, October 18, 2012

Great fun.

Eight at night. It's pitch dark . The wind from the mountains rattling the shutters. This is the moment the landscape gardener chooses to ring the doorbell and ask if now would be a good time to talk about what needs to be done in the garden. 

The newly repaired dishwasher gives up the ghost. An agitated Madame Bay can be seen in the kitchen turning the dials and pressing the buttons. The thing remains resolutely unresponsive. . Madame Bay finally gives up trying to coax it back to life . '' You need a new dishwasher . This ones broken " she says helpfully before leaving .

The large rolls of red tubing are still littering the village green.

Off to Paris. 'The font' has booked us on an airline that doesn't assign seats. This means a highly stressful twenty minutes at the departure gate with a group of Parisians who are willing to kick you in the shins, elbow you in the ribs or gouge out your eyes in order to board first.

Back on Saturday. 'The font' tells me it will be great fun.


  1. Would you send me one of those red tubing rolls? I think I could use it for Halloween! :)

  2. Wear spiky football boots.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Enjoy your trip...forget about the dead dishwasher with its new interruptor, forget about the crazy schedule of the landscape gardener, and you and The Font have a great time....
    I am sure your interesting encounters in Paris will keep us glued to the ROF for days to come....I can't wait.
    Take care!!

  4. I think you have a purrfect marriage - your hotel room looks interesting - hopefully you will comment on that. Have a great time - dogtailwishes from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  5. Think rugby.
    Keep an open mind.
    Have a wonderful time.

  6. Sounds like a 'fun' trip! Bon voyage!! Can't wait to hear all about it on your return. Could the gardener have picked an any more spookier night to visit? I think not!

  7. Remember why she is the 'font' now!

  8. Is Madame Bay also known as Madame Obvious? I hope you have a great time in Paris!

  9. hahaha. what bouncing bertie said.
    you don't call her the font for nothing!
    i'm starting to wonder why ANYBODY goes to paris.