Saturday, 1 May 2010

A Mayday Call


Here in France it's the custom every May 1st to present the ladies of one's acquaintance and more with a sprig of lily of the valley. This is in appreciation of past favours and expectation of future ones. Happy 1st of May!

(A bargain, if you ask me.)

I've been a bit worried about Dave. I think he may have gone a bit OTT with the lily of the valley in Wiltshire. Or could this be his BMCC umpiring school? I see the top right hand nymph is signalling a bye.

16 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

Bacchus out for a duck.Or Bacchus ducks out for refreshment?

Rog said...

Bacchus or sack us. Wilts is the location or the problem?

Vicus Scurra said...

Now I need to acquire about three tons of lily of the valley.
I see that the lady on the top right is signalling a four.
And the lady on the bottom left is doing an impression of Dave's head.

Dave said...

*thinks: should I shave my legs?*

Dave said...

I have lily of the valley growing in my garden. Sadly I am unlikely to meet any ladies today.

ziGGi said...

No Lilly of the Valley received in this part of Wilts . . . yet.




*waits*

I, Like The View said...

I love lily-of-the-valley

so I'll accept the offering, gladly

(-:

(note to Dave: don't shave darling, leg stubble is horrible - only ever wax)

Christopher said...

MIT: Ho ho, very satyrical!

Rog: I couldn't tell you - you'll have to ask Dave about any Leics in his Worcs.

Vicus: It seems that over-identification with this painting has caused some L-R confusion.

Dave: But it's the thought that counts, isn't it?

Zigs: Vicus has several tons of it, apparently. I expect the convoy has broken down somewhere. The best-laid plans, eh? Or (in today's Spanish lesson) Siempre algun jaleo.

Jax: I hope you're having a wonderful day with all those candles (not that many, surely?), cake and maybe a Crunchie or two.

Z said...

My husband is not a jealous man, but even he might be quite disconcerted if gentlemen of my acquaintance gave me lilies of the valley in appreciation of past favours. Or even expectation of future ones. I think it would be rather marvellous and would enjoy the experience hugely.

Christopher said...

That depends on the nature of the favours you have in mind. For me, a nod, a beck, a wreath├Ęd smile and the occasional sugar-plum are gratification enough...

...meanwhile, I've been rather worried about Vicus. On second thoughts, I think he may have been trying to climb into that painting from the back and join in. It seems the only explanation of his L-R confusion.

I, Like The View said...

*nods*

ziGGi said...

*still waiting*

*also nodding*

Christopher said...

Jax: Thanks. Good for another splendid year, then?

Zigs: I suppose stark truth with fangs a-bare must now emerge, naked, from her hateful lair: you might as well resign yourself to waiting 365 days for the next LOTV day. Life's hard. Meanwhile, what's happened to my sugar-plums? Nods only go so far as a substitute. Did famine in the East drive him to filch them?

ziGGi said...

They're not grown as yet this year, patience. At least you won't have to wait a whole year - I think August is Victoria's time.

( I wonder why truth is female? Perhaps if it was male it wouldn't be)

ziGGi said...

it 'were' - *sigh*

Christopher said...

A very subjunctive sigh, Zigs. I'm not convinced that 'if' takes the subjunctive, but what I really want to say is are you taking orders for sugar-plums and if so please count me in for a tray.

Truth feminine? In every language I know.

Now I'm going to take some photos of some immense maggots I found in the compost while planting tomatoes this afternoon (for posting tomorrow - it's always good to have something to look forward to) and tonight we're going out to a local restaurant with some friends.