Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.






Six months old. We'll celebrate by adding some sea  bream to their kibbles. Maybe some  peach yoghurt to finish ?

Bob continues to grow. He towers over his sister. A PON on stilts look . His weight seems to have finally stabilized at 19 kilos, Sophie at 16 1/2. Stitches out tomorrow .

'The font' takes the dilatory builders on a tour of the house pointing out the things that MUST be done before they go. '' That'll be no problem . No problem at all " says the chief honcho with well practised charm. He agrees to return in September to do all the other things he was supposed to do in June.

Seven fifteen in the evening. A delegation of villagers arrive at the front gate. The mayor, his deputy, the lady with the Marge Simpson beehive hairdo and the man in the yellow fluorescent jacket that does 'interventions'. The local bank had agreed to print the posters for the pottery fair. The mayor has been to check up on the printings progress. He's discovered that the bank manager has gone away on holiday and no one in the branch knows anything about printing posters. The manager returns in mid-August. The fair is the beginning of August. A glass of Corsican rose and they're feeling more confident. 'The font' will design a poster and I'll get them printed. The lady with the beehive hairdo sighs then wipes her index finger across her mouth and says '' this wine is very good ". Cue for another glass.

Life as a foreigner in a village in deepest, deepest France profonde.

18 comments:

  1. Only wine, not champagne?

    I trust the poster design will not be subjected to the usual village democratic processes?

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    1. The poster will be presented in an Anglo-Saxon take it or leave it basis.

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  2. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing a bit of your world. Your France seems like a heavenly place, with such adorable puppies in it.

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  3. I suspect Bob still has a bit of sprouting left to do. Merlin is also a strapping example of the breed. I never expected him to be so large. Don't you just love those big old paws?
    I bet the poster will be the most stylish they have ever had.
    Have a lovely day.
    X

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  4. We think the delegation got what they came for.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. Six months old already? My how time flies. They're both growing up to be two lovely canine companions.
    I couldn't help but smile at Sophie in the 3rd photo all stretched out, as if sunning herself on some Mediterranean beach in the latest beachwear.
    I must say too that Bob's mousee looks far better than Brownie's.
    Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the builders complete all that they have promised before your summer arrivals. Oh my, and that the pool will be uncovered and cleaned in time before your "guests" descend on the ROF.
    I know the Font and yourself will design and print the best flyers....the village folks sure know who to look to for help in a crisis. A warm welcome, some libations and problem solved. I think I'm still hearing Marge Simpson's lip licking......

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    1. French village life seems to be a constant crisis. There again they always have an excuse for a drink !

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  6. One wonders how they solved such problems before the arrival of M'ongoose and la font!!!

    It delights me to see how you've become the go-to guys
    !
    Corsican rose? We shall look for it in our Total Wine store.

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    1. Until we moved here we never knew that Corsica alongside Provence produces some of the finest. Corsican ones have the advantage of being less well known and therefore more reasonable.

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  7. Please send Rose, it's not a good day today but seeing that pictures of Sophie in her T-shirt, on her back, paws in the air, rolling in the gravel, has made me laugh. Many thanks to the PONs for todays smile

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  8. We always knew the Font was a poster girl :-)

    Happy half birthday you gorgeous PON pups

    Have fun X

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  9. I do hope you will show us the poster when it is complete!!
    Amazing how a PON can make gravel look comfortable.

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  10. You are doing great in deep France profonde...
    Love Bobs "dalmatian" paws... they are absolutely beautiful - her paws in perfect cream colour.
    What should I do - saw a "reincarnation" of Foxiie on the local paper... I PONder... and PONder...
    Summer greetings from Ischia Susanne, Daisy and Kirilirililili

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  11. Those really are some big feet, and you can just tell that Sophie feels so good, rolling on the ground, stretching her legs, after being couped up so much lately.

    Love how in photo number two the "frame" or opening to the scenery beyond that is formed by the tree canopy and the bushes is heart shaped.

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  12. I love seeing Sophie enjoying herself!


    How do they always know that you and the Font will help them?

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  13. 6 months! Where does the time go? Bob's legs look like they can go on forever! The village raises a glass or two to the both of you!

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