Sunday, July 31, 2011

French words and trouvailles

One of my best friends, Céline ("CJ"), adores to use the following expression nowadays, coming from popular speech:
On n'a pas le cul sorti des ronces.

Meaning: we're still in a very bad situation / position.
And indeed the situation is not comfortable at all if you know what ronces means in French: wild brambles.

For bedaine, another word we published in this blog, we found a very good illustration:

But the curiousest thing we saw this week was the following message on a closed store: réouvrira quand réouvrira.
What a wise thing to know !

Thx to Roel & Brit and Lieven & Barbara for the pictures.

Have a nice sunday from summerly Prayssac.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

En attendant ... : chat massage

En attendant il sole some new photos of our two cats, Chiara and Marcello, living now peacefully together :
lying one besides the other on the rocking chair, cleaning each other and ... giving each other a foot massage : just lovely.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Intermezzo : a goose story : on the road

A quiet and lazy goose afternoon in the Lot - honking at the pool.

But all of a sudden:
Where's that noise coming from?
What the hell is goin' on here?
Who dares disturb us?

Let's have a look.

Who's this strange intruder?

Well, well, well, if that isn't a ...

... oh marvellous, what a beauty !!

Just click on the picture and see for yourself.

Thx to Vickie.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer nature impressions

Lovely pictures from the nature at and around mas de l'houvande :

two kites (French: milan noir) flying together,

bees ...

sunflowers ...

... the litte owl that stayed around the house after his saving last week.

Thx to Klaas & Riet.