Tuesday, 21 August 2007

A Postcard from Bordeaux



Cher Madame Grognonne,


As you can see from this carte postal we have safely completed the first stage of our voyage and, despite your fears, have lost neither luggage nor children, although we did have a slight moment of panic on our arrival at Bordeaux station when youngest accidently found himself unexpectedly bound for Italy on a transcontinental freight train, having stepped briefly on board to examine the driving mechanism of the engine.


Luckily he had the foresight to judiciously employ his sling shot and with the aid of a well aimed ,and unusually large, lump of coal ,was soon reunited safely with us unharmed when the train was forced to return to the station in order for the driver to receive urgent medical attention for an unexplained and rather nasty head wound.


Chief Patissier has ordered a quantity of wine for the cellar and asks that you keep an eye out for its arrival and ensure that Jacques does not mistake it for horse liniment in our absence. I trust all is well Chez Nous and that you have had no further trouble with fickle fishwives and others of their ilk.


I leave the household in your capable hands.


Yours un peu loufoque

10 comments:

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

I shudder to think what has really been going on whilst you are away . . . but no doubt it will all make wonderful reading, along with tales of your holiday.

Pondside said...

Oh dear - two words that often come to me after a note from chez loufouque! Mmn G and Jacques and case of wine???.....recipe for disaster!

Frances said...

It is terrific to see this post card. Here in New York, when I receive a post card from someone traveling abroad, it is usually a sure sign that they have, indeed, actually already gotten home.

I hope that is the case here, and that you all will find the "cases" that were sent for the cellar in the cellar.

Also believe I meant to write earlier about missing your "je ne sais quoi!"

xo

sally's chateau said...

Hurraaaaaah, daily dose of Un Peu back !!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Our evenings without a daily dose of En Peu had become rather quiet...this evening we will be back to normal...thank goodness

Suffolkmum said...

So good to see that all is with the Loufoques - and I trust that all is well chez vous ...

lampworkbeader said...

If you feel you can't trust Madame G to take care of the expected shipment of wine, fear not. Just send it round to Lampwork Towers and I'll add it to my cellar for safe keeping. There is currently plenty of room, due to a sudden and unexpected depletion of stocks.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

How very trusting you are! I do hope all is well up on your return.

Crystal xx

Faith said...

You manage to get a lot on one postcard Un Peu - but your writing is more elegant than mine!

The Country Craft Angel said...

Good to see the postcard UPL. Have missed the tales...

warm wishes
x