Monday, March 19, 2007

Dot Dot Dot

Sincere apologies to anyone coming to this blog from the link at Troubled Diva, expecting to find a rollicking hotbed of hilarity and stuff.

Soon* my dealings with the French tax authorities, mairies, notaires, sous-préfectures, déchetteries etc. will come to an end, and I will be able to write inconsequential nonsense** and post twee indie-pop mp3s on here again.

In the meantime, many, many thanks to everyone who has commented and emailed, it has meant a lot to me.


* Although 'soon' in French bureaucratic terms may be taken to imply 'sometime this century, if you're lucky'.

** I can't guarantee it will be funny, though. Oh, the pressure...

10 comments:

Urban Chick said...

tea and sympathy coming your way to assist you in your dealings with french bureaucracy - makes the british tax and welfare systems look positively sleek and responsive

might you consider sleeping with the mairie? this might speed things along

[uncharacteristic] ((hugs))
UC

patroclus said...

Thanks UC - the mayor here is a lady, but rumour in my somewhat renegade hamlet has it that she bats for both sides, so it might be worth a try. Although I think I'll take my chances with the bureaucratic machine first.

Sylvia said...

courage, ma brave...... you're doing very well I have to say and I hope that YOU are being well looked after.

Tim Footman said...

Sorry you seem to be eating crap on top of all the recent heartache. But next time you see the mayor, take Mr BC along, and ask which one of you she wants to buff her chain of office. As it were.

realdoc said...

Just came on to say hello but the 'chain of office buffing' comment has made me lose my thread. Good luck with the impenetrable procedures of French officialdom.

Billy said...

Do French mayors have chains of office for buffing?

Arabella said...

I was looking for your email link the other day (just to say a supportive hello) and couldn't find it, but then I do need new glasses.

Urban Chick said...

my inner unreconstructed public schoolboy wants to snigger at tim's suggestion but my outer nice little middle-class white liberal knows this is wholly inappropriate

*sniggers anyhoo*

frangelita said...

Good luck with the French bureaucracy. Tim's suggestion made me smirk a lot.

llewtrah said...

Hang in there. The French work in geological time, measured in epochs.