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“Look brother dear, do we both have to go to the very top?”

“Come on sis, you can give me a hand can’t you?”

“But it’s so flipping steep!”

“Good exercise sis, fight that flab.”

“You can talk, fatso!”

“I’ll ignore that... you coming or not?”

“S’pose so....”

“Stop pushing me you silly girl, you’ll spill it.... oiyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!”

“Oh no! Whoooooops... owowowowowow!...... Phew! I’m OK I think, but brother... you’re going to have a hell of a headache!”

“Oh shut up! Let’s go home and find me some vinegar, brown paper... and then I’m going to get some serious kip!”

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Frenchie, I must apologise if it seems like I have jumped on your bandwagon here. I enjoyed your Humpty Dumpty drabble and my writing group (meeting online right now!) decided on a task yesterday evening that we should write a short piece entirely in dialogue without identifying the speakers by name, and, being an enthusiast I got stuck in and started writing straight away. And being a showoff, I posted it!🥴

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    Frenchie 3 months ago

    Oh but I enjoyed it. I had to smile at the title.
    Errr.... I did not comment yesterday because, errr... I am still trying to find out who the bro and sis are. 😉
    Oh come on, be a show off! After all, when you have it, flaunt it. Isn't it what they say?

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Errr.. Frenchie... seriously? You don’t know the names? I’ll give you a clue; hill, ill, Jill.... could also be spill, but by inference only.

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    Frenchie 3 months ago

    0h!!!!! I really feel like Dopey now.... ''banging head against the wall..'' In my defense, though, I still don't know many English nursery rhymes 😉 (even after so many years, lol). I always had a preference for our own, like '' Sur le Pont d'Avignon'', ''Le P'tit Prince a dit,'' et bien sûr, ''Frere Jacques'' et ''Fais Dodo'.. etc...You must know at least a few of these, too.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    I know ‘Sur le Pont D’Avignon’ of course (but it maybe should be Sur le Demi-Pont.... or in fact less) and ‘Frère Jacques’ of course, but I don’t know that I know the others. What I DO know only too well though is ‘Gentile Aloutte’ because Mrs H hums continuously and has done for years and years and years and she always hums that tune. I have often written about that on this site! The words aren’t nice either, but relatively recently (probably on Desert Island Discs) she heard ‘Belle Marguerite’ to a similar tune and now she claims it’s that because that was her grandmother’s name (who died before Corrine was born)! Pah!

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Btw, which part of France are you originally from?

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    Frenchie 3 months ago

    I was born in Paris but spent my childhood in a little village near Limoges. What Macron calls ''La France profonde''. Check out St Priest Taurion. It is quite quaint.

    Alouette, when you think of it, it is quite nasty but when I was a kid, I never thought about it being bad. .

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Just checked it out; looks good. Grand château! How could you move out of it to come to the UK? Very good to have the river right there, I’m sure. My late best mate (also a Drablr) had a holiday house south of Angouleme and one of my last trips was sharing the driving of his Austin Healey 3000 classic sports car back to the UK. We avoided the Autoroutes and had a great time driving up to Calais on N roads through small places on the way of a similar kind. I really like that part of France.,.. but I love Paris too!

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    Frenchie 3 months ago

    Ah! why I left is a looooooooooooooong story😉 in my time, it was a small sleepy village. Believe me, for a teenager, there was nothing to do but it is not why I left. In the meantime, you gave me ideas for 2 drabbles. hehehehe... I just need time to put these ideas into concept...one involving a Austin Healey 3000 classic... glad you enjoy France.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Sounds intriguing! Fascinating indeed! Glad if I have prompted more drabbles for you to write and me to read.
    My last boys’ trip with my late chum was to Calais for lunch a few years ago. He was quite ill then post kidney transplant, but I needed to visit a bank there (also long story) and he fancied lunch! We had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant he knew and then moseyed around Calais, which is more interesting than most might imagine... and then headed home. A wonderful memory.

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    Frenchie 3 months ago

    😀 maybe you could write about it too....a nice tribute.

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    Nice one. Your mention of Desert Island Discs makes me think we should all do a drabble listing our Desert Island Discs. Kind of like the music ones we posted a little while back but really mention all of our all-time favorites. I'll think on it a bit.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    That’s a great idea, Christopher. I’m on the case!👍

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