Monday, June 2, 2014
The cheek of it !
An uninspiring collection of post-weekend cakes left in the bakers display cabinet. The raspberry tart looks decidedly 'tired'. We content ourselves with croissants and a baguette.
At the cafe an affable beagle belonging to a Belgian tourist has taken the PON's spot. Sophie is not impressed. The waitress calls the beagle 'adorable' and gives him a piece of croissant. Sophie lets out a shocked noise : half whimper, half yelp. The waitress can be in no doubt that her 'regulars' are unhappy with the situation.
Things get worse. A cat has the audacity to saunter past and sit, sunning itself, in sight but out of reach. Bob howls. Bob's howl has matured into a strangely majestic sound, not unlike the noise made by a Maine lighthouse. Arrogant cat and affable beagle are still there when we hastily leave.
The PON's have discovered that not every routine is set in concrete. There will be Sea Bass for lunch. The thought of this helps restore their equanimity.