Gimme a red courgette….

This is a fine example of the failure of language through intonation. One slip of a consonant and the farmer, formerly known as Vince, is staring at the curvy rear end of a rosey courgette cropper rather than the rude front end of a Chevrolet babe magnet.les_ouielleres_tractor2_2149The contrast between the farm sheds of Les Ouilleres, with that peaceful atmosphere that oozes the comfort of a pair of well fitting old shoes, and my memory of the streets of London with their continual procession of very shiny cars driven by very shiny people, could not be clearer. London was my pair of comfy shoes, for the greater part of my life, but as they sit unused, gathering dust, for long periods of time, they become just that little bit tighter and less familiar each time that I put them on. They are resting in the cupboard again, quietly contemplating their next excursion, and hopefully doing a few light callisthenics to ensure some comfort and flexibility for their master on his next venture.

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About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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14 Responses to Gimme a red courgette….

  1. Glad you’re home, Roger.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    Ha ha – I think the babes have got it all wrong – that tractor is a thing of beauty 😉

  3. I’m with MD (although I’m far from a Babe) I’d go for the tractor!

  4. That is a huge tractor.

  5. Welcome back, friend. You’ve donr your London time. Now you’re on the farm in a place where most seem to have their priorities just right. Time for a glass of wine and a good book.

  6. Tandy says:

    Brilliant title Roger 🙂

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