Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Visitors

Saturday evening we were round at a SIL's flat for her son's 2nd birthday. This was the flat Bertie helped to paint a few weeks ago so we were full of admiration for the walls.

Sunday morning Bertie's friend popped by before 8am! That is just not normal! Unfortunately our downstairs neighbours know that we are in and awake so we can't even pretend to be away or asleep and not answer the door!

Sunday afternoon we went to see the future in-laws of Bertie's younger brother who is due to get married in December. In France, grr - we keep missing weddings due to being on the wrong continent! We were invited for 3pm so we arrived around 4pm, then made our excuses around 6pm...only to have them very firmly rejected and to be kept for another hour whilst food food and more food was plied upon us. They even had an electric gate to ensure compliance!

Monday morning a man selling pineapples visited the house and my MIL (belle-mere is so much prettier!) kindly called me down to purchase some. She is always very concerned about how much we get charged for things and that we are not ripped off - I used to never buy anything for fear of her disapproval of the price; now I just buy things and sneak them upstairs without her seeing them or look vacant when she asks me how much it was. Anyway, these pineapples came with her approval and at the stunning price of €1 per kilo, I was delighted to get 5.

2 comments:

evie said...

Well Sis, I think you are becoming as devious as me!
When walking down the coastal path in South Africa and we had some 'trouble' from some locals. My friends were considering what to do I yelled, well more spoke passionately than yelling in gibberish. I admire the guys determination after deciding I was a foreigner who spoke no english to carry on talking to me, louder (its what we brits do in France - so why should south africans do this?)before we gave up and we took off...

bachman said...

I am getting used to SIL, but at first I kept thinking that there were Wycliffe connections...
If 'belle'mere' is prettier would B-M work or is there a poosibility of confusion among the Catholic fraternity?! (Perhaps the Dunadan needs to answer that one.)