Sunday, May 18, 2014

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.





The PON duo approach the new day with their customary enthusiasm. The croissant bearing waitress at the cafe under the arcades receives a lick of delight from Bob. Sophie is more sparing with her affections.

The cheerful man at the wine shop has a strong stutter. When he speaks to Angus this disappears entirely and he becomes lucidity personified. This may say something about the way Angus speaks French. Today the wine man has received a shipment of Spanish rose . '' It's not a serious wine but worth trying. Once ". He repeats the ' once '. I ask if he has any New Zealand or American wine. He looks back at me in the way the French do when they run into someone completely mad. My question doesn't warrant an answer. 

'The font' arrives back near midnight . Bob and Sophie wake when they hear the car come round the bend at the foot of the hill. Sophie overcomes her reticence and turns into a squealing '' Thank God you're home " bundle of joy. Flock reunited, normal service resumed, PON heaven.


22 comments:

  1. BOL - luv your story bout da wine man!

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  2. Bliss - have a great day in Southern France as reunited flock. Kiri only squeals with delight when he she his favourite girl - a white swiss sheperd - then he is in heaven. Love Susanne, Daisy, Kiri and Dandy-lion

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  3. Now everyone can relax....all together again.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

    Hope 'the font' remembered treats.

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  4. Welcome home Mme Font.
    There is nothing like a welcome home from a PON (sorry I am biased!)
    Have great day.
    x

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  5. From here in New Zealand, it is wonderful to hear that you are trying to find our wine in France. Also love the rose coloured theme of your photos today - rosy dog tongues, roses and rose!

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    1. I was just about to say the same thing! SO ditto :)
      Perhaps Angus can give us some tips on what to buy here in NZ!

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  6. The news reported this week that Americans as a whole are now, for the first time ever, buying more wine than the French, so perhaps more American wines should be stocked in France?

    Glad 'the font' is safely home and reunited--Hope all went well in London.

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    1. There are of course 300 million Americans and 60 million French. Does that mean the French drink on average 5 times as much wine ?

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  7. Like Bob and Sophie, I am glad that the Font is back home....I think I heard Sophie's cries of joy from way over here.
    The wine shop man "Once" reminded me of Michelle in Allo Allo...."I shall say this only ONCE!"
    Loved the beautiful table setting with wine and flowers....enjoy.

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  8. just discovered your blog. love it! The dogs are adorable. Thank you for sharing

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  9. love visiting. i'm in Kentucky USA. i've been lurking for awhile and really enjoy the antics of the furbabies.

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  10. Do they even sell American wine at your local grocery store?

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    1. Yes. Gallo Chardonnay at $23 a bottle. $6 in A&P !

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  11. ...and all is right with the world.

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  12. The rose must have been drinkable and the roses are lovely. That table, along with the smiling Pons, clearly says all's right with the world, the Font is home! Unless of course you filled the vases with roses for you and the Pons to enjoy with the bacon sandwich?
    And what's wrong with Australian wine?!!

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    1. Angus would like to claim he filled the vases with roses. Unfortunately, this would not be credible !

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    1. Not as good as a Provencal Gris but enjoyable. Six pounds a bottle here, twelve in the UK !

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