Wednesday, April 1, 2015
They've been a nightmare.
On the way back from the airport 'The Font' recaps the days highlights at The Rickety Old Farmhouse.
1) Lunchtime. The builders 'lads' set out a small mountain of baguettes, pate and cheese on a table in the garden. Little do they know it's not just any table - it's the PON table. Their meal is interrupted by the arrival of two Polish Lowland Sheepdogs quite literally landing in their midst. Plates, cups, pate, cheese go flying.
' The Font ' makes the morose lads lunch. They eat on the terrace. Quiche, salad and a large bowl of chips. Tarte Tatin to follow. Afterwards they all troop inside and politely say thank you. Even the most tongue tied French adolescent becomes lucid where food is concerned. Bob and Sophie are forgiven.
The effect of pate and cheese on the angelic duo's digestive system has yet to make itself fully known.
2) The plasterers use buckets and sponges to wipe down the walls. At lunchtime they leave the buckets on the floor outside the kitchen door. This is just the right height for Sophie who removes the sponges and trots off to the barn with them. She is found proudly guarding a stash of three sponges. One has been half eaten. She is not given the opportunity to increase her collection.
3) A man from the builders merchant comes into the house to deliver a part. He doesn't ring the bell. He also whistles.The PONs go into defensive mode. Visitors are generally welcome. Unannounced whistling visitors are not. 'The Font ' finds the man from the builders merchants standing on a hall chair, two sheepdogs in full voice, circling him. He is rescued.
Some rug surfing, a quick game of touch rugby, a sliver of steak and then brother and sister are in bed and asleep. A hectic day. Can it get any better ?