My funny friend

My funny friend

This is Michel, a rather rum fellow from Cordes. He likes a glass of wine or twelve (yes really) but gets up every morning and walks for an hour and a half, covering around 8K. He's told me some very interesting routes, I did one of them this morning, 5K of deep mud and stones, up and down a mountain...He's the only person I know who walks or runs around here, it's pretty unusual for the French. He reminds me of Benny Hill! He's a bit of an inspiration to me, not least because I know he'll ask me if I went out this morning! Merci Michel, mon ami de route!


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13 Replies

  • Aw Curly , what a fab photo , you look great !

    Go Michel , what a legend ! He reminds me of Barney Rubble :-D xxx

  • Frank Carson?!

  • Yes!!

  • Fab sounding friend and a fab photo! x

  • What sweetie! Yup, t's rare - most of the oldies around here sit on the walls and stare at passers-by. Just make sure he doesn't do a real Benny hill and chase you around the fields. :D

  • I often cross him on the way round, I've been waiting for ages for my chance to sprint up behind him yelling "they're coming they're coming! Run away quick!" in my Vache Espagnol French....

  • That sounds very Monty Python. Run away! Run Away! Now you've got me chuckling and imagining his reply,"Your muzzer wuz a hamster and your fazzer smelled of elderberries".

  • That's great curly! A lovely area for you 2 to walk & run, don't know about all that wine every day though😀 when you come on talking about France, it always reminds me of holidays in the Limousin & Carcassonne, lovely!😊

  • I know Cacassonne, Cordes is quite similar with it's Bastide atop the hill .

  • Sounds like an interesting guy, and definitely worth prodding for some gems of routes.

  • Looking really good Sarah. Michel looks like a bit of a character (and also quite like Chris from Eggheads) Good to have a local suggesting new routes for you xx

  • Great story! I can only dream of running in places like French villages!

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