Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My name is.....

DD called me from her school trip to Arcachon where they eventually arrived. The coach, booked to leave collège at 6.45am on the dot finally showed up at 8.15am. I'm soooo glad I got up at 5.30am so she'd get there on time. She's having fun, having climbed up and rolled down the Dune de Pyla several times. This is the biggest sand dune in Europe.




They are staying at a place run by the nuns of St Vincent de Paul and so far haven't been beaten (as I told her they would be) or fed drugged spaghetti bolognaise (as DS told her they would be). When he stayed there he said they were given the most disgusting spag bol ever but they couldn't stop eating it. Proof positive that it was drugged apparently! She also reports that the nuns liked her nun jokes.

"Which ones did you tell them sweetypie", I asked nervously.

"Just the 'what goes black/white/black/white/black/white? A nun rolling down a hill. What goes black/white/haha? The nun that pushed her' one. "

Oh god, she's clearly inherited her mother's predilection for inappropriate comments! I can't pass a nun without swearing or blaspheming, neither of which I normally do. It's just something about being in the presence of one that sends it spouting forth from my mouth.

And not many can claim to have insulted a veritable British institution. I remember having lunch in the restaurant at Shepperton Studios while a certain Michael Caine was filming the Muppet Christmas Carol.

"God, how far has his career gone down the toilet? He's reduced to acting with puppets!" I pronounced loudly, swinging back on my chair and catching the one of the man sitting behind me.

"Oh, sorry.............Mr Caine"I apologised, red faced, and withered ever so slightly under the force of his glare.

"Do you think he heard me?" I whispered to my fellow diners.

They nodded in unison.

8 comments:

Mean Mom said...

Glad your daughter's having a good time. I like the nun joke! I hadn't heard it before, but then I don't get out much, you know.

justme said...

I laughed out loud at this one! Thank you for cheering up my day! I love nun jokes! Something to do with having been to a convent school perhaps!

Stew said...

What are you, some kind of celebrity magnet?

HER ON THE HILL said...

....Yes, I think he probably did!

Know the Dune du Pyla well. Have rolled down it many a time and taken in the broad sweeps of sea and forest. Marvellous.

Now, have I missed something? Why are you selling your house and gite? Have trawelled (how d'ya spell that?) your other posts but haven't found a clue yet? Would love to know...

Loved the estate agent arriving mid pee - and yes, I think he probably DID see you....

So very sorry too to read about your friend's sister's death. Truly awful.

(Very) Lost in France said...

Mean Mom - you really must get out more. If not, I'll tell you my ET jokes! VLiF

Justme - I must admit, I do like this particular nun joke. My friend's aunt, a nun, was at her wedding and everytime I swore or said OHMIGOD, she was standing next to me. I think I'm a nun-magnet! VLiF

(Very) Lost in France said...

HOTH - We need to move nearer to DS and DD's college but there are other factors which may mean a return to the UK. All will be revealed when we find a buyer. About 2010 in the current market! VLiF

Stew - I kinda hoped I was a stud magnet, but hey, I can be a magnet to geriatric celebrities too, why not! Now, have I told you about the time I met Mel Gibson...... VLiF

lost in france said...

Hi! Do you mind if I call you (very)?

Your daughter sounds like she is having fun but I wouldn't like those early mornings! The Dune de Pyla is great. Did she try running down it?

(Very) Lost in France said...

Hi LiF - only if I can call you Lost! Welcome to my blog. I popped over to yours. Love your lists! Yes, DD did try both running and rolling down it, then brought half of it home in her pockets, so it's probably only the second largest sand dune in Europe now! VLiF