Here is my last painting from our holiday in France. You wouldn't believe who we bumped into, yes Annie Arkwright from Accrington. In our favourite Parisian Restaurant, Chartier in Montmartre. An 'historique' brasserie. An old traditional building with high ceilings and lots of brass, good reasonably priced food. The order is written on a paper table cloth! I am sure the waiters have been there for years.
Anyway, Annie has been learning french. She ordered Le Heinz Soup de Tomate avec le legs de frog, main course Le Pie de Porc and Pomme Frites. For dessert Le Spotted Dick (A British dish Annie, not French they won't have that here). Er Pardon Madam????? Er, her eyes lit up, something she understood, Peche Melba then. The waiter was in a turmoil. Then finally, she said, avez-vous une cuppa? Mon Dieu he shouted and shrugged his shoulders, as only the french can do, Zee crazee Eeenglish woman. She spoke in a broad lancashire accent which didn't help. Eeeh by gum lass, tha needs ta take more lessons.
She is still there, one of the waiters fell for her!! A reet grand rendez vous, for our lovely Annie.