For those who have missed out on a summer holiday the mid-term break takes on extra significance… so it’s Bonjour Mickey enfin.
Mickey et amis have been waiting patiently for nous retour at Disneyland Paris.
And our old friends at Click&Go are bringing us back together again.
Click, you’re on camera
Click&Go have three nights at Disney Santa Fe for a family of four departing October 23 with flights from Dublin.
And that’s a saving of €287.92. And tickets for the park are included.
All of which allows us to reflect on an American in Paris, Monsieur Mouse.
An uneasy alliance
With a frosty relationship having built up in Gaul land towards the Americans over the years.
It wasn’t always the case.
The French stood four square behind the rebels during the American Wars of Independence.
And George Washington’s great friend, the Marquis de Lafayette is honoured in his city Washington DC.
With his statue in Lafayette Square within sight of the White House.
Sons of Liberty
The French and the Americans revelled in their self-proclaimed status of trailblazers of liberty.
And the French gifted the Americans the Statue of Liberty to mark the 100th year of American independence.
The Americans repaid the generosity in twice coming to France’s aid over two world wars.
Over to Donald
So where did La Bromance go wrong?
Well, it may very well have been the fault of an interfering Scot (no, non moi).
But Groundskeeper Willie out of The Simpsons who called the French ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys.’
On account of them not supporting the US in their invasion of Iraq.
Not that things got petty or anything for the then Republican Chairman of the Committee on House Administration.
Bob Ney renamed the menu in three Congressional cafeterias Zut Alors.
A common language
Thankfully our favourite animated figures act like grown-ups.
And Mickey, Donald and their pals chose Paris to set up their European home.
Perhaps it’s the common language they share.
Bonjour Mickey enfin.