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 ?