Last Monday when I went into the kitchen to make breakfast I was greeted by Henri bearing a brightly-wrapped gift. “Joyeux Anniversaire!” I had completely forgotten that today marked my 5th year of being a bona fide homeowner. How time flies when one is constantly performing home-maintenance chores! Of course, technically the bank still owns […]
To catch up on the story: Part 1 and Part 2 Eek! A mouse! Part 3 The next day I confronted Henri about the truffles. “C’était censé être une surprise.” (They were to be a surprise.) I glared at him with raised eyebrow. “Have you tried them?” I asked. Henri looked down at his boots […]
The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 6 Progress in the Parlours Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 With Henri supervising (as I tend to procrastinate) I was making great strides with unpacking the boxes. I could now see the floor! But my elation turned […]
Episode 2-Le Ciel Tombe! Episode 1 is here. Henri shouted again, “Le ciel tombe!” My less than superior interpretation skills translated this announcement as ‘the sky is is tumbling.’ What? ¿Que?! Quelle?!! Stumbling over half-unpacked boxes I raced into the bathroom to find Henri pointing at the ceiling. Whereupon I noticed several cracks in the […]
Episode 1-My Momentous Meeting with Henri, the Gnome
Foiled Again Me: What’s up with your hat? Henri: It is my aluminium foil hat. I wear it when I use my electronic devices to prevent hacking.