When we came to France to live in our first tiny village all those years ago, I arrived driving our daughters little Renault cinq. The seats were folded down to make as much room as possible for our two Labrador dogs and any space that was left around them, was packed to the top with the remaining items that wouldn't fit in the van we had hired.
I knew I was going to need a car of my own and had dreams of how I would get around these narrow country lanes. I'd seen lots of pictures of the Citroen CV and thought what a fun car that would be to drive ! Just like my visions in a previous post, of riding my bicycle to the Boulangerie each morning.
One of the villagers used to have a clapped out Citroen 2cv a bit like the ones in the pictures. Well !!! it was the same shape, only his was blue and a very old version of my dream fun car. Early and I mean early, like 5.45 am every morning, we would here the putt, putt, putt noise these cars make as he went off to work and I thought to myself... they might look fun , but do I really want to drive a car that sounds like an old lawnmower.
Yesterday while I was in a store in Limoges browsing through a box of cards, I was taken back to when we first arrived and had visions of myself driving the lanes in a car similar to one of these.
My fun dream car. One of these really would be fun to drive, especially the pink & blue one, If I had that one everyone in my area would know it was me, when they 'd see this car.
My dream fun car.
I never did have one, but it was nice to dream.
Would you like to drive around the country lanes in France in one of these cars ?
Which one would you choose.??
I also bought these cards
for all 'The Paris Dreamers'
Look how the ladies are dressed to ride a bicycle.
A little before my time, but
I remember my eldest sister riding a bicycle similar to these.
All these pictures are from Julien Lautier Creations.
I hope you enjoyed joining in one of my dreams .