Today Sophie has delved into my jacket ( stupidly left hanging on the back of a hall chair ) and carefully retrieved the notes I'd put in the right hand pocket. The €10 and €20 notes have been eaten. The €5 note is has been discarded on the carpet after being torn in half.
The gardeners have almost finished trimming the hedge that fronts onto the lane. Another half days work tomorrow and the Rickety Old Farmhouse should be looking spruce for the summer. Sophie hopes the gardeners remember the cheese crackers. The gardeners ( well versed in dealing with enthusiastic dogs ) have worked out that a cheese cracker = five minutes of peace and quiet.
Overnight the Front National have been out spraying all the road signs in the neighbourhood. Despite the reassuring narrative of a nation united, not everyone in France is happy.
Before dinner Sophie digs.
Here is Miss Taylor Swift. The fact that she's the best selling musician since the Beatles ( or was that the Rolling Stones ? ) something that has until recently passed me by. Another sign of getting older ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bayV3wez50 . Isn't the goat brilliant ?