Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Bob is keen to get the day started. Artichoke hearts from the greengrocer; cheese, potato and cauliflower pasta from the delicatessen and Rondin de Bigorre from the cheese lady. This last might as well be called ' Kick of the Mule '. Bob gets a sliver and gives it a vote of 100/10. He does his soft shoe shuffle.
Mid afternoon. The sound of a crunching gears precedes the arrival of Madame Bay and the increasingly battered 'Wild Child' voiturette. She makes a resplendent figure in her black and turquoise two piece with matching turban. Madame Bay has been visiting the Very Old Farmer in hospital. The old man has been on a drip for the the last two weeks. It was finally taken out on Sunday. Somehow the staff forgot to reinstate his pain medication. Whenever the doctor came by to check on him the VOF would nod and say everything was ok in that way the very old do. It took our doughty ex-cleaning lady to discover that he was in great pain and couldn't sleep at night. The doctor was summoned. When told by the ward sister that the doctor was busy Madame Bay 'created a scene'. We are not told what this entailed but the VOF is now on pain killers.