Sunday, 3 June 2007

Tis me again Madame Grognonne chez Loufoque


Bonne Apris Midi tout le monde, Tis I, Madame Grognone ici, encore. We have just received telegraphical communications that Sir and Madame are en route from Brest having decided , for reasons undisclosed to the likes of us, to return earlier than expected to Le Chateau Loufoque. It is a bit inconvenient for us really as we was counting on a bit of time to clear up stuff what has happened.

Henri, otherwise known as Jacque, you know him with the unusual red hair, reckons though there is just enough time if we is lucky to find the starter motor for the automobile that seems to have somehow got itself lost after Youngest took the engine apart to make himself some sort of pulley to lift Loic out of the pond with this afternoon after he unaccountably fell in by accident when Middle let of a firecracker behind him when he was weeding the water lilies. So hopefully we should get the whole motorcar working again and Henri Jacque, oh you know him like I said what has the red hair, should be able to drive it to the station to collect them from the train. He says even if he don’t have time to get the seats back in at least it will be better than the Governess cart being as its raining and all.

I have made them a nice dinner of Roti de Veau as we luckily came into a nice bit of veau when youngest shot one of Yannick’s young calves when he was practicing his archery, It wasn’t his fault mind if Master hadn’t insisted we move the Butts after the incident with eth over mantle it would never have happened its just he got distracted by the sound of Loic falling in the pond and shot without looking.

Lunch was a bit of a disaster what with me having to leave the children to eat whilst I resuscitated Loic. However I hopes to be able to manage to get all the stains off the Kitchen ceiling. Eldest can be wicked something rotten sometimes when she gets a mind she knows better to make youngest laugh when he has is mouth full of soup!

Anyway thought I best tell you She is back today so no doubt she will be writing all about their trip tomorrow if you is interested.

Ooh lummy! I better go and get the rest of the calf out of madams Salle de bain she is most particular who uses her bathing facilities.

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Oh zut alors! I almost forgot the picture and I know how you lot like a bit of art, this here is Yannick’s calf, or rather it was but for goodness sake if Yannick asks you if you seen it say no otherwise he will be well miffed and you don’t want to miff Yannick ‘cos he don’t ‘alf have big clogs!

11 comments:

ChrisH said...

Dear Madame Grognonne,
Please convey my thanks to madame for her very kind thoughts when she returns. CX

lampworkbeader said...

Dear Madam
if you should be looking for a new situation in the near future I'm sure there are plenty of overworked British gentlewomen who would be pleased to offer you a position in their establishments. You now know where you can advertise for a new post.

Faith said...

Madame, hope you got cracking pdq.... where did you put the calf after it came out of the bathroom... I dread to think!

sally's chateau said...

One's mind is left boggling ....

toady said...

Madame G I hope that you have not let things slip over the last couple of days. Now spit spot before they get back.

Elizabethd said...

Chere Madame
How fortunate the famille are to have you travailling so well for them. One hopes they appreciate your efforts.

Cait O'Connor said...

I enjoyed catching up, you made me smile, I need it today.
Caitx

LittleBrownDog said...

Hope Un Peu is having a wonderful time in Brest and you manage to clear up properly by the time she's back. Beautiful calf, by the way.

Pondside said...

Oops! I'm sure Mme will be so happy to see her beloved home after the sojourn in the city that she won't be at all annoyed at any little mishap that might have occurred. I would try very hard, however, remoce all traces of calf from the bathtub!

Grouse said...

So glad Henri has returned........befuddling business, that.........

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Don't forget to keep in touch.