Sunday, December 17, 2006

This one’s for Zoe
Because she likes firemen
Rob and I were out for our evening stroll around the village yesterday when we could see what looked like the road on fire. When we got closer it was obviously a car in flames. There were one or two other people around watching and pretty soon a fire engine arrived. I was a little disappointed that the siren wasn’t sounding, but there wasn’t any other traffic, fortunately. The four firemen soon put it out and I was surprised that, even though the car had been a ball of flames, the inside wasn’t burnt. One of the fireman opened a door and fetched out a coat and mini skateboard and handed them to the people who were the car owners. An electrical fire perhaps.

We don’t usually have such excitement in l’Houmeau on a Saturday night

11 comments:

Keith said...

I remember two years back that the "La Poste" van suddenly caught fire in the middle of the square in Glanes. The poor postman was trying to put out the flames coming from the engine, and everybody came running from the houses and were frantically dragging the mail out out of the back, and then started sorting it out to find their own letters etc! And it was a windy day. I often wonder if it was all recovered or not!

Keith said...
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Keith said...

"This one’s for Zoe
Because she likes firemen"

Well, she would wouldn't she? Tart.

zoe said...

ooooops, i'm a bit late here, but thanks, anji. were the firemen hot and did you get any photos ?

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Just passing by to wish you a Mery Christmas Anji!

Anji said...

Keith: Thank you for your comments. I didn't delete your comment, did you?

Zoe; do you mean hot or 'hot'? There are even more around at the moment as they are on strike.

Pam;Thanks and to you too.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a car fire. It's good that nobody was hurt. Cars can be replaced.

It must have been something to watch.
Cas

Keith said...

Anji ~ I deleted my second comment because it was a repeat of the first one. I must have hit the enter button twice.

Zoe didn't rise to the bait on my second comment did she? When I said "Tart" I was only jesting. She's very nice really, and I hope flattery will get me everywhere!

Demi said...

Merry Christmas, Anji!

The Clowns said...

Merry Christmas!

Anji said...

Cas; It was impressive. I was frightened the petrol/gas tank would explode or something.

Keith; I expect Zoe will have her revenge...

demi; thank you, nice to see you again!

Spoooooky; Thanks. hope you had a good one