21 August 2008

Breaking news

Mother has always maintained that nothing ever happens in this village. So how does she explain the car that has just spontaneously combusted in the next street? High drama as thick black smoke billowed up into the sky, bringing half the locals out to have a nosey, us included. The fire truck soon dampened their enthusiasm along with the burning auto. But it still ranks as possibly the most exciting thing that's happened here since M. Silvestre's wife set the kitchen alight with her deep fat fryer.

Signing off now

Your southern France correspondent

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