The lady at the newsagents is apologetic. Her husband has sold the one and only copy of Le Monde to an early rising Belgian tourist. '' Not much call for these highfalutin Paris papers " she says before adding '' Maybe I should order a second one for the summer . That way you'll be sure of getting your copy ".
It's scarecrow judging time again. On the small space of lawn outside the pharmacists window a dozen or so straw figures. We guess that the theme of this years competition might be D'Artagnan and the three musketeers. Who the figures in bib overalls might be is something of a mystery. Bob and Sophie keep a prudent distance from these strange creatures .
Back home for an hour or so of running round the garden and dozing in the cherry orchard . For two Polish Lowland Sheepdogs this sunny Sunday morning is turning out just fine.
This might make the dog owners among you smile :