Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The albino camel.
'Epigrames' of lamb busy cooking away at the traiteur on the marketplace. What a lovely word. Bob and Sophie display a keen interest. They have to settle for a shared half croissant.
Workmen arrive to repair the church bells. A dead pigeon has fallen into the pulley mechanism rendering them mute. Specialists have come from Maine et Loire to install an electronic system. They will repair the clock in the steeple while they're at it. Angus is asked by the mayor to open up the church and explain to the workmen where the power switches are. It soon becomes clear that knowledge of the vocabulary of bell mechanisms might have been useful.
The church proves to be a cheery, if chilly,place to spend a morning. While the workmen ferret away in the belfry Angus explores. The freshly painted plaster statues have all been put back on the walls. He can't help but note that the sheep behind Sainte Germaine looks more like an albino camel. It seems to be staring rather menacingly at the Saints big toe.
The clock and the bells should be ready for todays Armistice ceremony. Bob's skin irritation is disappearing.