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October 12, 2011

DSC01622.jpgOOF. Je suis cuit as they say in my native tongue. Literally speaking, this means ‘I'm cooked’, but not in the sense that Hugh Fairly-Witless has in mind for us four-legged folk. (Let's hope he doesn't come foraging in France anytime soon, as I'm worried I might fit his definition of organic and end up in his cooking pot).

The reason I’m tired is because my pet jumped out of bed before dawn this morning shouting, ‘Come on Biff, we’re going to watch the sun rise.’

I opened one eye and gave her my glare but she dragged me out of my doughnut and into the car saying, ‘We’ve seen lots of sunsets in France but not many sunrises.’

We drove to a country track and waited. And waited some more. (She had found the timing on a UK website, which meant we were an hour early.) I wouldn’t have minded if I’d been allowed out to join in the night life - deers, foxes, wild boar and rabbits all having a fantastic time - but instead we sat staring at the horizon until the dark faded to cold, grey daylight.

My pet was very disappointed. ‘Was that it? she said. Why no wonderful pinks and reds? Where was the bonfire in the sky?’

As we drove home it finally dawned (pun everyone!!) that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west; that basically the fireworks had been taking place behind us. Yes, we’d been facing in the wrong direction. (In case you're wondering, that's why there is no picture of a sunrise to accompany this post.)

The pet is downstairs right now typing away furiously on a blog entry of her own - something to do with a phone call to France Telecom yesterday.

As for me, I’m hoping that the man from A Taste Of Garlic might be reading this as I wouldn’t mind one of those blog awards that he gives out every week. I’d also like to let him know that I’m available for interviews. WOOF!

comments (5)

1. Posted by tricia on October 16, 2011 8:58 AM

Oh dear Biff, pets can be embarrassing can't they? But they are only human, you have to make allowances for them.

PS Your own pet seems to have deserted this blog in favour of Twitter, do you think she is suffering from attention deficit disorder?

2. Posted by Keith Eckstein on October 24, 2011 12:32 PM

That nice young man from A Taste of Garlic did read this (he reads everything!) but, for an award, you need to pass on some decent gossip about your pet!

All the best


P.S. Will have a think about the interview - need to clear my backlog first but I'l put you on the list!

3. Posted by Anne on November 3, 2011 11:50 AM

Dear Biff......please please tell your pet to get on with finishing the long awaited third book instead of dragging you out of your bed to look at a grey sky.....xxx

4. Posted by Biff on November 3, 2011 11:58 AM

Dear Anne,

I know! Believe me I'm doing my best and I've even tried confiscating her toys (lots of them all in pairs and made by someone called Prada) but I think obedience classes might be required, though I can report that she is at her desk at the moment and did mention something about 'book edits'.

And Keith, I do have some good gossip that I'm willing to share at a future date! Many people say they wish they could swap places with me etc but they don't know the full story. They haven't seen my pet when she's about to call France Telecom.

Biff xx !!

5. Posted by gwenda on November 6, 2011 10:16 AM

Biff, will you please ask your pet to write a nice long blog about what she has been doing for the last month - or else ask her to move from the computer and you can write it for us.

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