Legends from our own lunchtimes

Monday, August 01, 2011


A day spent as a tour guide skimming over the major attractions of one of the world's most beautiful cities in perfect summer weather offers many highlights, wandering along the Seine, a stroll up the Champs Elisses, a climb to the top of the Arch de Triumphe, a sit in the shade of the Eiffel Tower.

The second best I think is the look of intense fascination on the face of a one-and-a-bit year old, when one crushes a soft drink can underfoot. This of course was carried out with some flair by the grandfather, ensuring a satisfying "crunch" accompanied each deft move of his size elevens, in one swift move reducing the can to a mere fraction of its former volume before disposing of it thoughtfully.

The highlight of the day though, was Miss Lily's continuing efforts thereafter to reproduce that crunch on every leaf, cigarette butt, lolly wrapper or chewing gum dag she came across.


No comments

Blogger Template Created by pipdig