Bon weekend and bises from France

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Newsletter from France

Bonjour

Hope you had a great week.

Something strange has happened here. Well I think it is strange. Last year, after the “52 ducklings affair” in which my 6 ducks hatched a record number of eggs over the summer, I separated the boys from the girls. I managed to rehome most of the ducklings as pets and I was left with just 2 girls (everyone wants girls for the eggs) and 7 boys (no one wants boys). As I said, I separated them, high fences and everything. As far as I can tell, they’ve not been able to escape so there’s been no fraternising. But, two weeks ago, Dorinda hatched two eggs and out popped two fluffy little ducklings.

“How on earth can that have happened” I asked Mark my husband.

He arched his eyebrows at me “you do have a child” he said.

Well yes, obviously I know the science of how it happened. But how could they have got together when I’ve never seen any of them outside their own enclosures. I can only assume that Dorinda is Juliet and somewhere in amongst the rather overfed, pampered boys is her Romeo and somehow, though I cannot for the life of me work out how, they managed ninja-like to scale the fences to have their secret moment of passion.

I asked my neighbour Jean-Claude how he thought it could happen “where there’s a will there’s a way” he said. “Where there’s a will there’s a relative” I quipped back thinking how funny I am. He didn’t get it of course, inheritance law in France is not the same as anywhere else I know, Napoleonic law dictates that your belongings must go to spouse and children – choosing someone else to give your belongings to isn’t doable without some forethought followed by plenty of paperwork.

The mystery newbies, a boy and a girl, are as bold as brass and incredibly cute and so far nameless, any suggestions are welcome!

Wishing you a very bon weekend
Bisous from France,
Janine
Editor

ps Top photo is the Chateau de Fontainebleau – our F Day photo in the A-Z of France on Instagram it’s a fabulous chateau, 500 years older than Versailles…

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