Monday, September 30, 2013
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The day of the ' Miss Nut 2013 Pageant ' in the little market town. It pours all day, forcing the wannabe Miss Nuts inside the marquee. The winning Miss Nut is asked to say a few words but overcome by the solemnity of the moment she declines . She rushes offstage , tears cascading down her cheeks, as the manic accordionist launches into a rendition of ' C'est si bon '. The donkey ride from the town hall to the church by the Cofraternity of Nuts is cancelled.
In a break in the clouds ' the font ' goes shopping. Even 'the fonts' unerring ability to find something to buy is tested. We return home with some flat peaches, a variety of pumpkins, a bottle of hazelnut oil and some nut biscuits.
Sophie spends a full half hour staring at a black bag that Loic the gardener has helpfully hung from the front gate. It sways tantalizingly with the breeze. She will not be moved.