Friday, 10 August 2007

Adeui mon amis!


Quite frankly it has been rather a vexing week, what with the incident of the sardine gutters invasion and all that came after it, together with the arrival of some rather unsavoury characters dans le village, and a rather unexpected turn in events, regarding which I shall no doubt enlighten you further at some later date. Chief Patissier has decided ,therefore, that he shall close the biscuiterie, it being the week of the assumption, and we shall, as will all of France ,indulge in a small vacances.

Jacques has packed the autombobile, Madame Grognonne has prepared a splendid hamper and the children are all scrubbed and dressed. We shall leave at dusk once the cooler air affords us more comfort to travel. I have no idea where we are headed but trust as ever in my dear Chief Patissier to provide a firm hand on the helm and to steer us to calmer waters, far from the constant clamouring that seems to have invaded our once tranquille home. We felt it wise under the circumstances to leave Loic in the tender care of a rather charming person , whom, he met at the lavoire on the fateful day of his clandestine leg fitting, I am sure in their kind hands he will be safe from unseemly followers and yet more unfortunate events.

The honour of the family name and the chateau are to be left in Madame Grognonnes capable hands and what with the dogs and her rifle I am sure she will be more than capable of dealing with any interlopers in our absence.

Adeui my dearest hearts and I wish you well and hope that we may meet again!
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Today's painting is by the Artist Mark Gertler 1891-1939 Supper (Natalie Bevan), I rather like the languid feel of it, so calming amongst all the frenetic activity of late!!

14 comments:

ChrisH said...

God bless the Lofoques and all who sail in her! Here's wishing them a bonne vacances and may their batteries be recharged.

Fennie said...

I trust you are staying in the best hotels, telegraphing ahead for an adequate supply of watercress sandwiches and Earl Grey upon your arrival. But tell me who is driving the car? I know driving yourselves is considered strikingly modern - but shouldn't that really be a job for that groom of yours, you know the one with the chameleon-like name? After all, you'll need someone to polish up the brass posthorn and rub down the dust at the end of each day's motoring and you must be allowed one flat tyre. And think of the dreary business of carrying the cases into the hotel!
The staff are so unreliable these days - you'll just have to take Jacques. Anyway do send us a carte postale from the sea or the mountains or wherever the whim takes you.

Faith said...

Hope you managed to pack some of your charming robes in the end un peu, unless your vacances take you to un nudie plage!

muddyboots said...

l hope that the charabanc is in sound working order & that the picnic hamper has not had items go missing. I do hope that Mme Grognonnes behaves her self in the family's absence, no midnight trysts with the abbe?

Grouse said...

Oh! My dear! I do hope these are not the same unsavoury characters seen around the village here! Whilst on is seen only occasionally the other is truly a wiley old dog and to be avoided at all costs!
Tell M. G to keep the gun loaded and, if sighted, SHOOT ON SIGHT!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oh dear I fear a great deal can happen whilst you are away.

You haven't taken Mme G - who will make you your tea!

Have a wonderful break, but don't leave us too long.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

We are already missing you. Bon Voyage, mon ami.

Crystal xx

Elizabethd said...

Have a wonderful holiday.

CAMILLA said...

Safe journey Un Peu, have a wonderful holiday.

Camilla.x

onceinabluemoon said...

May your break away fill your eyes with wonderful sights, and your heart full of treasured memories....so that on your return, you can fill our minds with your amazing adventures....
Looking forward to hearing all about it.
And if on your travels you pass by Glamis, may you come and share a dramm or two!!!
Enjoy...

Suffolkmum said...

Bonnes vacances - hope the entire household has a restful time. Hurry back!

Pondside said...

Have a wonderful holiday - I hope that you are treated to the rest and recupperation that you so richly deserve after the trials of the past months!
I thought that the painting could depict a lady such as yourself enjoying the delights of the night time city restaurant/cafe.

LittleBrownDog said...

Bon voyage et bonne vacances, ma chere. Wishing you a relaxing and none too eventful soujourn.

@themill said...

Bon Voyage although you're probably on your way home by now!