Friday, December 28, 2007

We're currently in the UK seeing family and friends and normal service will be resumed very shortly, when I'll finally get round to telling you all about "the Big Pig Day", recount the tale of a frozen water pipe the day before we were going to leave, finding and preparing "road-kill" (a pheasant, in fact) for the table (and, no, it wasn't me who hit it, officer) and talk about very small houses.

In the meantime, here's a French joke I was told recently by Henri the electrician working on neighbour Paul's renovation project: to have a good meal, a Frenchman soulève ses manches (rolls up his sleeves) but an Englishman traverse la Manche (crosses the English Channel - to France): it's wordplay on manche ... oh, how we laughed!
Enough foolishness, back soon ...