The remote control for the garage has been broken for ages. It’s a pain to get it fixed and we just haven’t had the time, so, for months now, when we approach the garage, we have the following dialogue.
Me: The garage door is…
Them (in unison): broken.
Me: So Mama is going to get out of the car and go and open it from the inside. What do I not want while I’m gone?
Them (in unison): Waah, waah.
When our Italian neighbours came round at the weekend we were talking about this and S said that he had a colleague who fixed all the remotes and things in his office and he would ask, if the colleague could fix it. We gratefully accepted his offer and, last night, back he came with the remote control fixed. Fantastic. We asked whether the colleague would like anything – bottle of wine… and S said not to worry as he had already given him a bottle of Italian wine. Tell me blog readers what would be a nice thing to get for lovely, lovely neighbours who are rich and have everything? Also, remember that she is an art historian and their apartment is beautifully decorated. Am struggling here. Do you think that they would like a picture from the Princess of us happily using the repaired remote control?