The start of the school holidays. The motorway busy with cars heading off to the ski resorts south of Toulouse. Around us the snow rapidly disappearing under the winter sun.
Good news. Earlier in the week the local Post Lady informed all the other factrices that two Goldens had gone missing. Yesterday, the Post Lady three valleys over sees two dogs behind the village church. The French teacher drives over. She spends three hours there. Not a sight nor sound. Something makes her go back again in the afternoon. She looks around for half an hour and then just as dusk falls they appear. The elder bounds over to see her. The second, aware that he's done something wrong, takes a little coaxing to get into the car.
A bottle of Burgundy dropped off to help her celebrate. The restorative effect of the re-union apparent for all to see. A great end to the week.
Bob and Sophie continue to enjoy life with a level of energy that puts their owners to shame.
And yes, Scotland lost : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsulWjK2_6g