Madame Bay kisses the PONs , then pours herself a large cup of coffee. To avoid a repeat kiss Bob retires upstairs and settles down under a chair in the Snug. The Retired Gendarmes Club are thinking of going to Chicago for their annual excursion. Air France is offering them flights plus a room for six nights in a luxury hotel for €910 all in. '' It's a French managed hotel. We'll be safe and get proper food there '' adds Madame Bay. Her tone of voice makes it clear that good food is not something you can take for granted in foreign parts. They plan to go at the end of November. Some of the association members are worried it might be too warm for sightseeing. We assure her that excess warmth is unlikely to be a problem. Perhaps the Retired Gendarmes are confusing Miami with Chicago ?
The afternoon is spent in the garden. The PONs ' help ' until they are banished indoors to have their paws and noses cleaned. Scotland lose ( badly ) to England in the rugby. Angus has a drink to celebrate his teams winning the wooden spoon.