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alsace  Disconnected Jottings from Alsace   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceDisconnected Jottings from Alsace is the blog of a man called 2CV67.

Now, I know that he’s a man because he explains in 2CV67 that his name…. ” is inspired by the famously idiosyncratic Citroen 2CV car, of which I am currently on my 2nd (or 3rd if you count a Dyane)…. and

…The “67″ is the Department number for Bas-Rhin in Alsace, where we have enjoyed living since 1977.”

That makes things clearer, doesn’t it?

Mr 2CV67 goes on to tell us that… “Mrs 2CV67 is Scottish.  Everything else is incidental.”

You know, I’m getting shades of Victor Meldrew here and I sincerely hope that I’m not wrong!

Lets’s start with…




French Phrases that you may not have heard……

Now, there are, I believe, some people who move to France and never learn to speak French!

2CV67 is obviously not one of these!

He has a wealth of great little sayings (some of which are new to me) such as Putting Ze Rabbit which means standing someone up.

Or, how about Putting ze Finger into ze Gears – which he translates as… “Like saying “Bonjour!” to the 2 Jehova’s Witnesses on the doorstep.”

Aha, I think I understand!

2CV67 then goes on to discuss Putting ze Fingers in ze Nose before Sneezing with an English Accent.

I did have a sneaky feeling that 2CV67 was making all these sayings up but, I have checked them out and they are in use, apparently!

Mainly by 2CV drivers in the Alsace, perhaps but…

Like a Hair on ze Soup or like French Hens’ Teeth these sayings all mean something to someone – generally the sort of person who is likely to say… Bof!

All I can say is Mon oeil! and lets get Back to Our Sheep.

The car bits…..

2CV67 does seem to like his cars…

And he’s had a few, as well!

Great cars like the Fiat 500 or the Morgan 3-Wheeler.

And even greater ones like the Triumph Vitesse (I always wanted one of those – even if they were a pile of doggies-doings!) and the Sunbeam Tiger (sort of nicer smelling doggie-doings and faster!)

I do envy him his time with a Frog-eyed Sprite.  By the time I was old enough to drive, all those sorts of cars had become classic (whether they were classics or not) and way out of my price range!

Loo brushes and other rants…

Ok, Ok – I’ll get to the loo brush bit in a minute…

I want to start off with an irritating rant.

Victor Meldrew, n’est pas?

Mind you, we could all have a rant about a White Van Removal Tool.

Of course, I’m too young to Remember Saddlebags but, the older visitors amongst you might also want to have a little rant about their disappearance.

And it’s amazing what you can do with a loo brush. if you have too!

Just a bit of Pool Trivia that I thought I’d share with you.

So, Summing up…..

A strangely interesting blog and the first one from Alsace that I’ve reviewed.

I think that I could probably spend far too long on Disconnected Jottings from Alsace and enjoy every moment!

Why don’t you take a little trip to the Alsace and visit Disconnected Jottings from Alsace to see if you feel the same?

And me?  Well, I’m going to pop down to the Blue Cow Roundabout.

I’ve heard that there are some Animals on the Road and I want to practise some of that… “BRAKE AS SOON & AS HARD AS POSSIBLE.” stuff.

Unless, of course, they look tasty!

All the best

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