Monday, December 29, 2014

Gathering winter fuel.


The fresh Cranberries in the supermarket already being sold at half price. The inhabitants of deepest France profonde clearly unimpressed by fancy foreign imports.


The air traffic controllers aren't on strike. Nor are the airport check-in staff. Uncharacteristically most of the French population ( doctors and EasyJet crew excepted ) seem to be working.


Bob plays with the sliding door at the airport. Sophie glares at the armed soldiers. When they return home they dig and bark .


After an hour rearranging the lawns Bob comes into the kitchen looking disheveled. Sophie  looks frightful.


Tonight is the night of the Russian billionaires New Year concert. The invitation says 'black tie'. Angus would prefer to stay at home and slump in front of the fire with a bottle of Pomerol and a good book. 'The Font' says we can't be standoffish. How standoffish you can be with Russian billionaires ?


7 comments:

  1. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GDecember 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Don't worry Angus, the way things are going over there maybe he won't be a billionaire for much longer! Then 'The Font' won't have to worry about being standoffish and you can enjoy your wine and book in peace. Your idea sounds the much better option! Poor Sophie, when will she learn that digging up the lawn is not a very lady-like occupation - no matter how much she obviously enjoys it!

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  2. Agree with all the above comment! Sophie's behaviour recalls an observation I once heard about a tomboy, that "the female socialisation process had, in her, failed spectacularly". Although in Sophie's case, it may be nature not nurture...
    Cheers, Gail.

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  3. Hope your evening is intriguing, mildly amusing or at least fulfilling of a social obligation.
    Reminds me of a New Years Eve wedding extravaganza I attended several years ago. How dare someone hijack someone else's holiday? A social obligation was begrudgingly met, but it remains a horrible memory to this day. Couple now divorced.
    At home with my cats and possibly a few good friends, now that's a good NewYears.

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    1. Kari is your little one all better now?

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  4. i think you meant, 'Sophie looks adorable'!

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  5. A black tie evening happens only once a year at the billionaire's home, make the most of it.
    A respectable two hours to grace them with your presence will surely negate being standoffish.
    A good book and Pomerol still awaits on your return home.

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