Aujourd'hui, si on faisait comme Mr Pickwick...

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ou comme Emma à Box Hill,

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un pique-nique?

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They had a very fine day for Box Hill.. Nothing was wanting but to be happy when they got there. Seven miles were travelled in expectation of enjoyment, and everybody had a burst of admiration on arriving first. (Jane Austen)

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Laissez tomber bureau, école, collège, cuisine, ménage et autres corvées, et préparez les paniers.

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.. a rich prospect of arable and meadow land, intersected with luxuriant hedges, and richly ornamented with wood, spread out below them.

"This is delightful-thoroughly delightful" said Mr Picwick.(Charles Dickens)

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Il suffit d'installer une table, au bord de l'eau de préférence. Croyez-moi, c'est plus confortable que d'être assis dans l'herbe.
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.. eating bread and ham with a pocket-knife... good-humoured merriment twinkled in his eyes. (Charles Dickens)

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On aura prévu le sherry pie

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et un livre.

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...in tranquil observation of the beautiful view beneath her. (Jane Austen)

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On aura prévu les chaises longues pour le café 

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 et bien-sûr

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un lit de repos pour la sieste ou la lecture.

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The appearance of the servants looking out for them to give notice of the carriages was a joyful sight; and even the bustle of collecting and preparing to depart...(Jane Austen)

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Mr Pickwick par Frederick Barnard, table au bord de l'eau Homes and Gardens, paniers et lit Country Living, tarte et chaises longues Martha Stewart.