Friday, 4 April 2008

News from the Languedoc


This week has been a real roller coaster, soaring to dizzying heights, plummeting to bewildering depths, catch your breath and you've been snatched by fate and being carried upwards once again, caught up in the madness of life.

Yesterday I was bombarded all at once with brilliant news, thwack right between the eye's. I was so bewildered I felt the need to pedal my bike furiously round the swimming pool in an effort to calm myself and then straight through the back door via the wide hallway and out of the front door. 'Why did you do that' His Lordship asked ? 'Because I can' I shrieked feeling gloriously pleased with myself.

Only one problem. I've been absolutely sworn to secrecy, can't tell a soul by all accounts, hush hush or else the opportunity will be lost to me and dissolve in front of my eye's. Honestly as soon as I can I'll spill the beans. Meanwhile Mum's the word.

Fabulous day today and we are up with the lark flinging windows wide open to embrace some Southern French air. Huge excitement here too in our little village. We have a new baker, tantalizing wafts of freshly baked croissants, crusty baguettes stacked on scrubbed pine shelves, fat meringues dotted with sliced almonds. Can't indulge too much though, got to look my best.

Oops.

19 comments:

Exmoorjane said...

Oh what is WITH you, woman??!!! This is just SOOOOOO unfair. Harumph, grumble, moan......stomps off.

Frances said...

Sally, I will be checking this spot for breaking news!

Faith said...

Intriguing....

Meringues, with almonds, and maybe cream too oui? scrumptious.

Milla said...

how tantalising is that! Too many secrets. Can't BEAR being dangled and not told, what a smack in the face for a nosey person. tell tell tell.

Sally's Chateau said...

All it takes is a couple of glasses of red wine curled up in the warmth by the pool, hardly my fault none of you are here now is it ? my Mother knows (said in a helpful way) !! xx

Elizabethd said...

Well, congratulations, whatever it is....a visit from Country Living to feature the Chateau???

Pondside said...

errrrr....maybe I'd throw myself into the pond! It'd be a bit mucky to go through it!

Pondside said...

The excitement is catching - I'd through myself in the pond, but the winter has left it somewhat unsavory looking! Throwing open the doors in celebration of whatever with you - oops - raining, no southern sun here! Maybe I'll lift a glass in a toast to your mysterious good fortune! It's just 0920 - the sun is over the yardarm somewhere!
Can't wait for updates on the good news!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Would love to have seen you whizzing round the pool and then through the house on that bike ....a cartoon calls!

lampworkbeader said...

Ah Ha Are we to expect the patter of little feet? Ouch!

mountainear said...

You're to be on the front cover of Vogue???

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Oh now look Mountianeer has goen and spoilt it!! No, only teasing...how exciting I wonder what ever can the news be to make you cycle in this heat!

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

Ooooo Sally you are such a tease . . .

Inthemud said...

Intrigueing or what!! Do tell soon!

Mya said...

Are Sarko and Carla coming to stay?

Mya x

Pipany said...

Nooooo...you HAVE to tell!!! xx

Milla said...

and you STILL haven't told all. Will have to carry on stamping and head tossing.

muddyboots said...

well sally, me olde fruit, you are teasing us yet again, a ploy no doubt to tempt us all over for a week's r & r? do l need to start knitting?

Grouse said...

I didnt know you could knit, Muddy! Well congratulations on being slimmer of the week, Sally!