Today I woke up and realised that I had been dreaming in French.  To be exact I was dreaming in my Pidgin Franglais but it was progress of a sort.

The strange thing was that although the dream was set in France I the place I lived in and it’s surrounding were like those I lived in Taunton, in England.

In the dream I went to a Boulangerie and refused to pay for a baguette because it was too expensive.  ‘One Euro Thirty Fiveiesme!’ I cried.  ‘Vous kidding moi.’  I flounced out of the shop and back to my old home down the hill.

When I recounted the dream to my wife she pointed out that the Boulangerie I had visited, although undeniably French was in the exact same location as that of Barry the Baker, the baker that I used to go to in Taunton.

Sacre blue, mon old mate.  Je suis dreaming in Pidgin Franglais about Pidgin Somerset sur La Mer.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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