It is just after midnight. In a few hours I expect I will be flying to Carcassonne in southern France. However, snow is on the weather menu here and it's also on the menu in the foothills of The Pyrenees. It will be a relief just to get there.
The cats will be waiting for me. French cats. They are not quite the same as English cats. English cats are generally chummy and easy-going but French cats are highly strung and temperamental. I wonder if I will have speak to them in French? "Venez ici mon petit chat! C'est le temps de votre dejeuner!"
I am not sure how I will fill my time but the days will surely pass and what is more I hope to blog from my brother's remote farmhouse. I am taking a copy of "Sons and Lovers" by D.H.Lawrence. I can't even remember if I read it in my youth but that hardly matters.
Au revoir mes amis!
How exciting for you! I am hoping you will have a safe flight with no weather problems. I'm sure it will be good to see your brother even if he will be leaving shortly after your arrival. I do hope he can first introduce you to the cats. I am a big lover of cats and have two of my own. I hope you know that cats are generally accustomed to being in charge and will no doubt expect you to follow their routines. I'm sure this will be a fun trip and maybe you will end up being a cat lover! Looking forward to hearing about France! Safe travels!ReplyDelete
Dear Bonnie, I have always been a cat lover! Like a wild Bengal tiger! Seriously though - two cats are company - nine's a crowd!Delete
I think you mean a " clowder" !!Delete
Have you ever seen this?ReplyDelete
If not, you MUST as it will educate you about French cats. There are more in the series, but that is a beginning.
Oh, please have a wonderful time and please share your adventures with us.
Oh I loved that Madame Lune... and Henri looks just like one of my herd of cats. Thanks for pointing me to Henri.Delete
Good luck with the cats and book . Oh yah...French too!ReplyDelete
Oui oui mon petit chou!Delete
If we don't hear from you, will we assume you have been taken hostage by les chat, and send in the troops???ReplyDelete
Safe journey. Hope to hear how your visit goes.
chats with an s, of course, there being neuf of themDelete
Ooo-la-la mon ami! Gitanes les oignons avec la mer!Delete
What is the French for "word salad"? lolDelete
You got me Madame Fifi!Delete
Lovely part of the world. Have fun!ReplyDelete
Merci Madame Helene!Delete
Here's wishing you a safe flight and good drive out to the remote farmhouse! I am sure you and the cats will get along fine. They will probably just see you as a different tin-opener from their usual servants.ReplyDelete
These cats are so quiet and they don't eat tinned food!Delete
Bob voyage et bon chance!ReplyDelete
Les gens parleez la langue Francaise en Noirburn? C'est incroyable!Delete
I like the French word for purr - ronron. Have fun, sounds like an adventure. Eat plenty of cassoulet to stay warm.ReplyDelete
Didn't The Ronettes once sing, "Da doo ronron"? I didn't realise they were French.Delete
I hope that you manage to get away through the snow. We have had about 2 inches here overnight in Harpenden. Enjoy the cats ! Please send photos of cats.ReplyDelete
"HARPENDEN SHIVERS IN ARCTIC BLIZZARD. "IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD" SAYS LOCAL VICAR"Delete
I will give you cats another day.
Bon voyage. Sounds like an idyllic break... peace,cats and sons and lovers.ReplyDelete
And no central heating! Just a log fire and an electric blanket.Delete
Bon voyage et bonne chance. Definitely not a Bob voyage, though, no matter what Christina said.ReplyDelete
Quelle horreur monsieur! Avec le nomme, "Brague" vous etes certainment un fils de la Republiue!Delete
I hope you don't suddenly remember "Sons and Lovers" halfway through! Perhaps les petits chats will turn out to be atypical and of Spanish origin.ReplyDelete
I read the first three chapters and enjoyed them. The book was written in 1913 - just before innocence was slaughtered on the fields of Flanders.Delete
Safe travels! I can't wait for your dispatches from France!ReplyDelete
France calling! France calling! Blogpost brewing!Delete
A brilliant book. I've read it a couple of times over the years...and I also saw the movie a couple of times.ReplyDelete
I'm a big fan of D. H. Lawrence's writings.
Enjoy your stay. Keep warm.
You've got two "furry chums" Lee? I have got nine and three or four others come over from a nearby farm. I wonder what D.H.L would have had to say about that.Delete
He'd probably be censored, Yorkie...too many pussies.Delete