Friday, 20 July 2007

That four letter word ....



Mindful that I have a position to maintain running a respectful establishment for clientele of discerning tastes I limit my use of that four letter word to a minimum.

I have noticed that it does seem to be cropping up rather frequently on programmes way before the watershed and appearing almost daily in the papers. Being naturally conversant and eloquent in my speech, expressive even, and well versed I have little or no need to liberally sprinkle my conversation with it.

However I am no saint and even my patience can be tested to the limit. Imagine this. Clients turn up to Le Chateau, I have toiled all day so that it is beautiful for their arrival, floors are polished, a welcome pack of local culinary delights await them. A serious Camembert de Campagne sits silently oozing in the fridge alongside the chilled bottle of local Limoux Crémente,(think seriously nice bubbles).

I greet them having hurriedly applied a bit of essential lippy and a fresh frock (what a nice old fashioned girl). One of them looks at me in a perplexed manner. 'We read your blog' he states. Oooh er I'm thinking, smile or serious to wrap around face right now ? 'Well how kind' I reply 'I do hope it makes you smile', only somehow this one's not smiling. 'You don't mention the **** in it do you' ? he queries. Well why the **** would I? I think but am too utterly polite to say so. 'We don't get an awful lot of **** down here so why mention it ?

I then launch into descriptive mode on the beauty of the surrounding countryside, the richness of the flower and fauna, the fatness of the grapes hanging lushly on the vines, the beauty of the masses of sunflowers huddling together as far as the eye can see, the diversity of this region of the Languedoc, and for all this I say, you need the ****

And then a miracle takes place for the clouds part and the rays of the sun filter down some real July heat and their faces begin to wreath in smiles.

It's just I guess no-body visits Sally'sChateau to read about the rain ?

17 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That four letter word is turning into a very household phrase I fear. Very enjoyable blog!

Crystal xx

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Ah glad to see you have some of the delightful Breton sunshine too !!Oh dear at least you have the sunflowers to shine through the rain !

muddyboots said...

lovely sunflowers, my favorite bloom in fact. l had the f word as you know last week. us gals never use bad language, do you remember...... and then there was ............... oh such a hoot.................. discretion is oh so important we wont mention any names will we ma dear?

bodran... said...

I bought some sunflowers today..
I bet it felt pretty weird when you knew they read your blog..xxx and as for .... who gives a .... xx

lampworkbeader said...

You have rain! Thanks goodness! So do we. Lots of it.Only round here we tend to call it f ...... rain.
Loved the blog. It brightened a rather splashy day.

Faith said...

Mmmmm that cheese and wine sound good....

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Sally's Chateau said...

Spam, best served as a fritter between a wedge of mighty white !!

mountainear said...

Don't want to know about rain. Had a very glum day looking out at grim grey stair rods.

However - what a lovely photograph of a beautiful landscape. Very cheering.

snailbeachshepherdess said...

I never want to see any more of the bloody stuff...we are marooned on our hill...supposedly off to Dorset in the morning...ha ha ...a severe weather warning is predicted ...just send an ark and we'll give Dorset a miss and come straight down!!

Pondside said...

Rain, rain and more rain here. I'm getting very wrinkly!

Bluestocking Mum said...

Look at those Sunflowers. Sunflowers are such a joy.

Great light hearted blog

warm wishes
x

Forest Parks said...

Wow this place seem beautiful.

If i'm ever in a money position i'd love to come and stay so i'll make sure I keep a track of this blog.

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

OOooeeerr yes . . . A guest has emailed me to say they have been reading my blog and following the web site - found out . . .but there are a few Berludies on mine . . .then again . . . bet you let rip when you are cleaning sometimes - I know I do - although most guests are very good - just the odd one.

Suffolkmum said...

I have heard enough of that particular four letter word lately to last a lifetime. Bought myself some sunflowers yesterday to cheer myself up!

CAMILLA said...

Very enjoyable blog, Sunflowers are my daughter's favourite flower.

Camilla.x

patsy said...

And it's pouring here today in Lot et Garonne. Unfortunately that means the children will want to play Monopoly...zut alors!