Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Travelling Cucumbers


“That coach that just went past had Susan written on the side.”
“A coach called Susan.”
“Wasn’t there a film called that?”
“What?”
“A coach called Susan?”
“No, that was a Streetcar named Desire.”
“Ah, that’s the one”.

We were stuck in a bouchon on the ring road of Paris and conversation was becoming desperate.  At half four in the afternoon city traffic was always going to be a problem.  We had stopped at McDonald’s in Limoges (sorry Sarah and Cro) for a cheeseburger lunch; I got a free balloon and the coffee was very good.  Tonight we are staying in a Premiere Class budget hotel and dining out later at the Buffalo Grill.  All very cheap, quick, efficient and absolutely soulless.

Dorka was everywhere


The cucumber plants are in the back of the car and coping very well with the long journey.  Paul planted out the young tomato plants in the potager yesterday but the cucumber seedlings are just too small and tender to plant out.  So they have come with us.  By the time we return to France in a week or two they will have travelled some 1500 miles.   The Traveling Wilburys have got nothing on my Travelling Cucumbers.




14 comments:

  1. You could mention a fish called Wanda too. Add that the mix.

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    1. Paul will be sad if they don't survive.

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  3. What is Dorka? Is it perchance Emmanuel Macron's nickname - as in "Dork" but with the "a' at the end rather than the beginning? Those crazy French!

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    1. It was everywhere. Some graffiti artist of the Île de France I guess.

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  4. Dedication or madness. I would have stuck them in a bucket of water in the sink and hoped for the best.

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    1. Paul had raised them from seeds. He couldn't leave his babies behind.

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  5. I absolutely love the idea of your cucumbers traveling with you.

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    1. They are sitting on my window sill now.

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  6. I planted out my Courgettes yesterday, they had plenty of rain to settle them in. May I recommend the Ibis hotels; just that tiny bit up ladder from Premiere Class.

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    1. I think we might come back on the overnight ferry, the M25 was a horror today.

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  7. You can't call your cucumbers a kilometer zero product anymore.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. They fancy themselves as seasoned travellers now!

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