Thursday, 15 March 2007

Chaque Mercredi Nuit - Wednesday nights in Australia


Every Wednesday evening, Australians lay down their tools and break their week in half. They relax, play some tennis and crack a few jokes. Usually, visitors from the northern, freezing hemisphere emanate, and bring news from the antipodes. Dennis, from Oregon, whom you have seen before (on Jan 27) popped in again, to check out the scene and ensure that Australian culture (an oxymoron ?) was not exceeding that, found in his nick of the woods. I hope that his Ozzie training stands him in good stead and he can return to the West Coast to educate the masses there, in proper procedures. I am sorry to report, that Dennis is returning via the Whitsundays; islands off the north-east coast and will be forced to suffer the indignities of cruising around those tropical islands instead of speeding back to freezing Oregon.
Quelle dommage! Bon voyage, M. Dennis, nous espérons vous voir ici, encore très bientôt.

10 comments:

isabella said...

It's nice to know that French are not the only ones to "profiter de la vie!"
Although, it would've been nice to be invited to this fete, M. Benaut ;-)

Monica said...

This is one good tradition! And it looks like a fun bunch! Now I am envious!

Yes I think we should all go to Paris at the same time, might scare the hell out of dear Eric though! Can you imagine how much fun it would be!!!

lynn said...

You poor devil Dennis, having to do all that. I really feel for you.
Such a great tradition, this Wednesday night thing. What do i do on Wednesday night? Pretty much the same as other nights oh and check the millions i haven't won on the lottery. It's been much fun in Paris and Cheltenham today by the way, hasn't it, Mon'!

Monica said...

You bet Lynn!

freelancer said...

An what is the best joke ? :)

lynn said...

I could use a night like that. Parents can be very annoying however old you get. Tonight wasn't great. I can say that here only, not on my blog as they may read it! Not a good evening put it that way and that was just on the phone !! I'd much rather be at your table.

M.Benaut said...

Isabella, Vive les Mercredis. Vous êtes toujours bienvenu ici.
Monica, Nous devons effrayer Eric très bientôt.
M. Freelancer, Il est difficile de se rappeler, après tout le vin.
Lynn, Notre table vous accueille toute l'heure.

alice said...

Poor Mr Dennis...The Withsundays are really a nightmare!

lynn said...

Merci M et Mme! Tres gentil.

Mme Benaut said...

I am not in this photo! Just in case you mistook someone else for me. xx