Category Archives: france

Ups and Downs and Roundabouts

AnElephantCant stop circling around roundabouts Sometimes he enjoys the sound of repeated repetition (sorry, ignore that line, read this one instead, okay) They are just great when you want to work out your position But what he finds totally beguiling … Continue reading

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Le Mistral

soft at first brushing high leaves teasing gentle refreshing building but slowly to a strength that shakes trees destroys parasols abducts hats rattles windows and doors clears the terrasse of all but the most solid items of furniture and for … Continue reading

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Elephants ‘R’ Us

AnElephantCant keep it a secret Pachyderms come in many different shapes and sizes The little dudes up above Who you just gotta love Look a certainty to stroll off with all the prizes Acrobatics are not normally a strong point … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Way to St Tropez

AnElephantCant always use public transport He does not like to cause too much of a fuss But now and again He gets on a train Or takes a wee trip down the coast on a bus He feels it is … Continue reading

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Drifting

drifting floating rocking gently on a raft on the Med in the sun hearing gentle murmuring lapping silver waves seeing azure skies tiny clouds drifting floating rocking like guesses in shapes elephants rabbits and doggies dinosaurs careless as in without … Continue reading

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Chanson d’UnElephant

AnElephantCant claim to be musical You know that he can’t sing or dance But that does not stop him Describing the rhythm That for him is the sound of Provence Les cigales are what we call cicadas They create their … Continue reading

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AnElephant Bags a Baguette

AnElephantCant describe a Boulangerie* Though you know he is jolly well going to try But your bums can unclench He won’t do it in French He doesn’t even know the word for a pie A baker’s shop here is a … Continue reading

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AnElephant in the Room

AnElephantCant find the words for his friend Emmy For helping him out when his plans fall apart He tells the whole blogging world About this wonderful girl Whom he thanks from the bottom of his heart At a time when … Continue reading

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How Not to Speak Foreign – AnElephant’s Guide

AnElephantCant teach you to speak foreign You are better to get Berlitz to do that He gives you some hints Not as many as vingt (20, okay?) So you are not as dumb as a chien or a cat It … Continue reading

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AnElephant’s Office Rocker

AnElephantCant ever deny that His working hours might be best described as somewhat intermittent He starts when he starts And quite often departs Before he even bothers to switch on his high-priced hi-tech equipment He is not a big fan … Continue reading

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