The supermarket suddenly home to a sea of plastic flowers in readiness for All Souls Day. A shock to the senses.
Amazon delivers two boxes of books. The books we've ordered and the same books in a duplicate box. Their packing gets worse. Covers and pages torn and frayed where the cardboard has given way. While I get hold of Amazon on the phone Sophie starts to unpack one of the boxes. She is beside herself with joy. In the afternoon we drive to the post office and mail back the second box. The postmistress gives the PON's a slice of apple. The postage is €55 and another €3.50 for a roll of tape .
Bob spends his day being happy. There is a petanque competition this weekend and, amid much arguing, the villagers are erecting a stand on the village green. Bob finds this intriguing.