Sunday, 1 June 2008

Le dixième, annuel, feu de joie, dans les champs arrières. 1






C'était le samedi soir passé. L'air était calme, chaud et il a senti comme les fleurs, et les feuilles qui tombaient par terre.
Les premiers invités, sont arrivés au temps nommé.
Quelqu'un a coupé beaucoup d'oignons, naturellement, et alors on pourrait entendre quelques steaks et saucisses grésillaient.
Très bientôt, le bruit était comme des enfants grinçant, heureusement, et il y avait plus de bruits, juste comme le cliquetis des verres.
Dans l'espace d'une heure, soixante Australiens, Français, Italiens et même quelques Anglais, parlaient une combinaison de Français et plusieurs autres langages, et c'était le temps de mettre le feu au grand tas de branches et de bois.

It was last Saturday night. The air was calm, warm and it smelled like flowers and leaves that were falling.
The first guests, arrived on time. Somebody sliced some onions, naturally, and then one could hear steaks and sausages sizzling. Very soon, the sound was like children squeaking, happily, and there were more sounds, just like glasses rattling. Within the space of one hour, sixty Australians, Frenchmen, Italians and even a few British, were talking a combination of French and everything else, and it was time to set fire to the pile of branches and wood.

9 comments:

Jules said...

What a great night M B. Hope you are feeling better. Denis's terrible news has just left me so sad.

Dido said...

Congrats again MB. Sounds like you celebrated in style. Your post yesterday moved me immensely - I had seen Denis's comment on your blog a few days earlier... what a tragedy. My thoughts are with him and those close to the family.

Dear Prudence said...

Happy B-day M.B. We are astrological pals as my Happy Day is on the 5th.. we are wonderful gemini people, yes we are!

Terroni said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful birthday!

Maria said...

Happy, happy birthday to you.

claude said...

It was The saturday night fever ???

Anonymous said...

M.MrBenaut
May I add something at the excellent Ulisse'ideas?
(By the way:St Guilhem established the monastery of Gellone in 806.A part of the closter is now in the Closters Mueseum of Manhattan!!!)
Surrounding the"Pic St Loup",very near Montpellier,you could visit many beautiful Medieval villages: les Matelles,Cazevielle,ND de Londres,Claret, Loret,Corconne,St Jean de Cuculle...ect..(tous ces endroits rivalisent de vieilles pierres et de fleurs). Then let go on, by Gange, to Valleraugue,Esperou,Mt Aigoual(Les Cevennes). You need:one day.

dive said...

You let Poms into your party?
Were you drunk or were they to be tied to stakes and stuck on top of the bonfire?

lyliane said...

Cela fait drôle de vous voir avec des bonnets et des parkas d'hiver, ici c'est bientôt l'été, mais il fait encore froid et il pleut. Mais les BQ ça réchauffe.