Monday, January 20, 2014
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
After our morning visit to the beer and absinthe crowd at the cafe under the arcades we stop off at the greengrocers. Bob and Sophie have developed a passion for brussel sprouts. In fact there's nothing they enjoy more than a bowl of kibbles and sprouts. Thankfully, they're at an age where their digestive system works like its made of Teflon coated iron. Today, while they're waiting , the greengrocers wife gives them some small strips of carrot. These are gratefully received.
Home to find Madame Bay installed behind the breakfast table. Sandrine, her hairdresser daughter, is having a new plate glass door installed at the hair salon. '' Sandrines; THE place for hair " painted in large white letters above the door handle. Madame Bay beams and repeats this new slogan several times, the emphasis on the 'THE'. '' I'll go back after the workmen have finished. I don't want to get in their way " . We have a feeling Sandrine would agree.
Bob and Sophie spend their day charging around the garden. They dig, they chew palm fronds and they bark ferociously at unsuspecting pilgrims wandering past on the lane. They are completely deaf to all admonitions to be quiet or stop what they're doing. Miraculously, all you have to do is whisper the word '' lunch " and they instantly appear, bright eyed and bushy tiled, at the front door. How do they do it ?