We are quite often stopped now. We didn't used to be.
They want to check that you have insurance and that it's your car and that you have a driving licence.
The one this evening was a clown.
"You live in Pessac ?"
"Yes, Pessac Alouette."
"At the Alouette" (I do find this hard to pronounce in French - à l'Alouette - alalwet...)
"Peres. It's by Park Cazalet"
"Are you sure ?"
"Yes, do you know the Alouette ?"
"We're the Pessac police, we know Pessac..."
"Have you been drinking ?"
"No, I always talk like this." (I thought two can play at that game...)
"OK, goodnight !" (Phew - a copper with a sense of humour !)