Friday, June 7, 2013
The universe is full of wonderful things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Two months since Bob and Sophie joined us. They're now settled into a simple daily routine. Six hours of cacophonous hyperactivity interspersed with bouts of deep sleep. Thank heavens for those long bouts of sleep !
The very old farmer was banned from driving in 2011. His little white van taken away by the gendarmes when arthritis prevented him from turning the wheel. How surprising then to see our neighbouring nonagenarian puttering across the village green on an antiquated tractor attached to which is a luminescent orange trailer. Some questions are best left unasked. We wave. He concentrates on avoiding the Salle des Fetes.
A day of thumping and sawing in the house. New cracks appear on the plasterwork. The builders seem serenely unconcerned. '' Got to expect the odd crack in an old place like this " says the foreman. The new cracks join the cracks caused by the recent floods and Monsieur Bozo's compressed air purging of the plumbing system. '' What fun! We live in a crack house " says ' the font ' in a brave hearted display of Swedish humour.