mercredi 5 mars 2014


Standing daydreaming in the queue at La Poste today with a  huge parcel destined for Australia, my mind for some reason wandered back to when I was 10 years old.

My mum had recently returned from hospital with my new sister Lynn and I was mightily miffed not to be the youngest of the family any more. Mum was 43 years old when she had Lynn so much fuss was made of the new arrival by various visitors and relatives.

A few days later my mum asked me to watch my new baby sister whilst she quickly went to the shop opposite for a loaf of bread. Lynn was sound asleep in her crib.

As soon as mum was out of the door I lifted my sister into a large cardboard box that was for some reason in the hallway. I taped it up and wrote a label to send her to Australia.

Fortunately Lynn stayed asleep through the whole thing and still slept soundly as mum came back and caught me in the act !

Needless to say I was in big trouble and promptly decided that I would instead take myself to Australia to live in the wilds with Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

DO they have brocantes in the outback I wonder?!!!

A la prochaine mes belles

4 commentaires:

  1. OOh you naughty, naughty girl - glad to know that I wasn't the only one! But I often wished that my family had left me behind in Australia when they returned to England after my father's posting out there in the 1960s. Well Australia got its own back as both my daughters have emigrated and live in Bondi by the beach. Just think your sister might have been a Bondi Beach girl by now! Cx

  2. C....I shall tell her that next time she reminds me of what I did!!! Hope you are well

  3. Dear Shirley,
    Have you ever tried this with Miss Frou Frou when she attempts to raid the textile cupboard? I am sure that you have more than a few extra cardboard shipping boxes at The Chateau! You could always mail the parcel to the U.S. Customs would DEFINITELY not be prepared!
    S. & S.