Sunday, 6 September 2009
Sunday 6 September 2009 - Bad Pennies
Mr Grumpy in the Trafford Centre
Weird Darren in a Cambridge mafia den
JJ - hobbling around Timperley Land
An Old Hobo on the top of Sergeant Man
Lilo Lil and Trish in the Gecko Bar
not forgetting Mr Slowman's regular forensic forays onto these pages
....the list goes on.
The Gecko Bar is a two minute walk from our present abode in Chamonix, so it seemed only polite to welcome Pete (Lilo) and Trish into our borrowed piece of wonderland, with its magnificent views of Mont Blanc.
We spent a somewhat surreal afternoon watching a cricket match between the world's northern and southern hemispheres, being played by residents of the Chamonix valley. Local rules applied (I won't go into them now) and the match umpire appeared to be a dog. A sizable crowd spectated from a hill that was actually within the field of play. We sat with beers on our patio as the game continued until sundown. Mont Blanc glittered under a cloudless sky in the background. Play was regularly interrupted by paragliding incidents. They kept landing on the pitch.
The match was eventually abandoned when the ball was lost in some deep grass in the dimming light.
Today's postcard shows Trish, Lilo and Sue, lounging with beers on our patio during a particularly enthralling passage of play.