Archive for September, 2012

La Moustache

September 18, 2012

Mon Dieu, in my hurry I almost forgot to mention in my last post. I was being dishonest when I said I had only one gift. I have another which I am thoroughly proud of: my moustache. A precious creature – especially because people of these times have mostly chosen to neglect the fashion, and the art of the upper lip has been completely forgotten. I have heard one or two snide remarks about it, but I don it with a sense of pride. Men of the times have no idea what they are missing – after all it is the one thing that the madams cannot grow!

But tell me what you think: do you like a moustache, or do I flatter it too much?

Reynald

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Bonjour!

September 16, 2012

Bonjour, Mesdames et Messieurs, Bienvenue! Ladies and gentlemen, hello and welcome to the ‘blog’ of myself, Monsieur Reynald Saint-Jerome, a Belgian (oui, a Belgian, mind you) here in the city of London. And as a Belgian I thought it an interesting proposition to write a blog about the English because you seem blissfully ignorant about the eccentricity of your ways. Moreover as a foreigner and a man of very keen observation, if I may boast, I find myself qualified to write of your strangeness from the outside.

I must say I was intrigued by the idea; the Madame Claire Widdecombe who has so graciously offered me with a roof over my head and food on the table in exchange for my services gardening for her suggested that I record my frequent observations to her in a blog. I wouldn’t have considered the idea myself (I didn’t even know until recently what a blog was!) but by her insistence I agreed it would be a good hobby to pass the time. Of myself, I say little; I am hardly interesting. I am just a short little man with too much time on his hands, trying to make himself useful with the only gift I possess: my inspection.

I do not have much time for another post; otherwise I will be late for mass. So that is all for now. Until next time!

Reynald