Friday, February 05, 2010
A father's promise
It was one of those typical Charentaise winter days on Wednesday.
Clear blue sky, brilliant sunshine but bitterly cold with a north wind & frost on the ground.
It was lunchtime & I was walking the dog through the vines (couldn't say that when I worked in the west end) and the girls were with me.
Obviously the fact that A little drop of Cognac had won such a prestigious award has been a topic around the dinner table lately and my youngest picked up on this:
"Dad, if I break a lump of ice off that puddle and take it home will you put me in your blog so that I'll be as famous as Hannah Montana"?
As you can see I foolishly said yes.
Yes, I know that it might lose me all those followers I have recently picked up (who are perhaps tuning in to read my thoughts about the rental renaissance or the 50% slump in building society lending).
And yes, I know that all the experts say not to mix messages on a blog and to keep your private life out of it - but hey a promise is a promise. A lot of readers say that they like hearing about the minutiae of my life in France and this certainly fits the bill.
So, ladies & gentlemen I present to you the beautiful Downie girls and their lump of ice...."Troy".