Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.








The builders leave for the weekend. Before they go they open up a passageway through the plastic sheeting onto the terrace. Now we can at least sit outside. The foreman says he's looked all over but can't find the new ceiling lights for the master bathroom. This isn't surprising as Angus has forgotten to buy them. This little secret he keeps to himself.

A mad dash with Bob and Sophie to the hardware store.  All the ceiling lights identical, hideous and expensive. A quick christening tour of the car park then back home to do an emergency Amazon search. A much better selection of lights at half the price. They should be dispatched from London today and with us by Tuesday.

Sophie a bit out of sorts. Teething pains. It's also oppressively hot and humid. After a brief but ferocious afternoon storm she can be found lying on the cool pool cover.  Old leaves, branches, bits  of twig and two inches of storm water all adding to her delight. Bob looks on in horror. An older brother '' should you be doing that ? " look on his face. Sophie knows exactly what she wants to do.

22 comments:

  1. I am wondering about the efficiency and reliability of French Amazon delivery men?

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  2. Paddle, paddle, paddle...
    Well once again it only goes to prove... the female of the species really can walk on water :-)
    Have fun X

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  3. Don't worry, your secret is safe with me. Glad that you found nice ceiling lights online at Amazon....hope they arrive on time.
    Hope Sophie's teething problems soon settle down, and that she'll be okay again soon.....although she still seems to be enjoying herself exploring new things.....walking on water and all that.
    Have a great weekend enjoying the outdoors.

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  4. If I'm teaching you to suck eggs - or if you do have something in place - forgive me, but I was concerned to see Sophie lying there on the pool cover... We have friends whose beautiful young bulldog drowned because she thought the pool cover over a neighbour's swimming pool was solid. Lola jumped onto it, the cover - of course - sank under her weight and she bacame tangled up and caught under it, eventually drowning. I would hate for a similar thing to happen to your gorgeous PON puppies... Just be careful of them!

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    1. Don't worry . Under the netting there is a solar powered pool cover made of hard plastic that can stand 200 kilos of weight.

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  5. to hear that little pon lying there drinking! thinking pons don't like being wet (unless it's snow!) i found it even more endearing and funny.
    i wonder if those hard teething rings they have for babies would work for little sophie. some are filled with water you could cool in the fridge first. surely they're filled with water?? to be safe for human babies ~ one hopes! just a thought. thinking puppy teeth could puncture though. for a while... a treat anyway!

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  6. Sophie looks hot, bedraggled and thirsty! And she can walk on water. Fantastic! Good luck with the delivery of the lights.

    I must add to your caption this morning. Very true that we are in charge of our own peace, but a digestive or two certainly adds to it!

    Enjoy the weekend...

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  7. Sophie is SUCH a resourceful girl, and she looks most comfy lolling on the pool cover!

    Jo in MN

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  8. Bob is certainly a cautious PON.

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    1. All PON's ( apart from Sophie )instinctively know that caution is in order when there's water about .

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  9. Sophie does appear to be a girl who know her own mind! I hope the lights get there soon! Your secret is safe with us!

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  10. Like everything today. But you are right about the lights not very pretty are they!

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  11. Sophie is really her own girl, isn't she?

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    1. Bob's the top dog but if he gets too big for his boots Sophie bites his tail and won't let go !

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  12. Nice to have confirmation of what we instinctively knew, that Sophie can walk on water. Applause for your good solution to the lighting problem -- those things you show look just like what's in US big-box stores, except I suppose for the wiring.

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  13. If the weather is humid and hot now, how will you keep them cool and comfortable in high summer? Do PONs get summer cuts?

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    1. Skinhead PON's would be quite a sight!

      Perhaps, instead, another visit to your hardware store (or Amazon) for an oscillating sprinkler and a PON sized kiddie pool (filled with toys and a few big blocks of ice for Bob and Sophie to pursue).

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  14. Will be interesting when the pool covers come off and the real water is there - swim, Sophie, swim - or walk on water again. Bob seems an old soul. Good luck with the lighting.

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    1. You're right. One little PON is going to get a big shock.

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  15. Now that Sophie has found her own waterbed can the lava lamps and beaded curtains be far behind?

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