Monday, May 29, 2017

Conjecture and fact.


Bob gives me his unmistakable ' I is ready for my walk ' look.

His sister would also give me a look but she's been distracted by the collar doves.


Two more election posters appear on the hustings.


There was a commotion in the donkeys barn on Friday night. This morning the reason for the braying becomes apparent. The five donkeys are joined by a sixth. Small and unsteady on its feet it shelters under the shade of the oaks and the watchful eye of its mother. In the life of a village a new donkey is worthy of mention. This new arrival is recorded in the diary alongside a summary of the G7 and NATO meetings. Signs of hope always welcome.


They've gone wild on fruit pavlovas in the bakers. Must be something to do with the heat. We order a chocolate royale. Bob and Sophie get given some croissant crumbs.


Home to find the Wild Child voiturette parked on the drive. Madame Bay is in the kitchen and in one of her ' I'm not one to gossip but ... ' moods. Angus has misunderstood Madame Bays primness over the topless lady in the chateau swimming pool. It is not the display of partial nudity in front of the plumber that has shocked our octogenarian neighbour. Rather, it's the fact that the topless bather is still there. So is the billionaire. The post lady has heard laughter when delivering letters. Conjecture and fact are interchangeable in a small French village.





13 comments:

  1. Is Madame Bay shocked just on principle, or is there a Mrs. Billionaire who may not be in residence at the moment?
    A picture of the baby donkey would go a long way toward cleansing the palate after those ghastly displays of non-diplomacy last week.

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    1. Mrs.Billionaire is presumably back in Wuppertal.

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    2. Ooh la la! Maybe Frau Billionaire is "busy" at home? I hope so! How do you say Ooh la la in German? Just like my little town....without the billions :-)

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  2. Aw, a baby donkey. Pictures please!

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  3. Yes baby donkey pictures please. I am sure that Madame Bay will keep us all updated on the developing story at the billionaires residence

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  4. Are those donkeys in the picture of rolling farmland?

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    1. Yes. The five ( now six ) of them walk up to the barn at night and down to their field in the morning. On hot days they shelter under the oaks. I'll try to get a picture of the new born when it wanders up the field towards the lane.

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  5. My breakfast oatmeal seemed awfully mundane after seeing the fruit pavlovas.
    A baby donkey is very noteworthy.

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  6. Goodness - what a scandal in such a small village - who would have thought that such a things could happen? That's the trouble with "foreigners" - they don't live the same way as the good folk in France profonde !
    For most of us, the arrival of a baby donkey (and photo) is actually much more interesting and important than the G7 and NATO meetings... glad you have your priorities right, Angus !

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  7. Illicit laughter....scandalous! We think a baby donkey is much more interesting.

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  8. Conjecture or fact is always best while enjoying a chocolate royale.

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  9. I've never seen a baby donkey. Looking forward to seeing its first baby pictures!

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