Friday, May 29, 2015
Off-season Toulouse sunny and not too hot. Restaurants three quarters empty despite the presence in town of a large group of Delta Airlines staff taking delivery of a new jet. Dogs romping in fountains intrigue the angelic duo.
Bob remains amiable throughout. Sophie is prone to ' diva moments '. Diva moments invariably coincide with her passing a restaurant / cafe / butchers / bakers / poulterers / kebab stall. A late night at a table on the Square watching the stars come out . Roast chicken and rice served in ceramic dishes. Water bowls replenished every half an hour. Much contented sighing from underneath the table.
Home to find The Rickety Old Farmhouse is still standing. Beams safely in place. Bob takes up his position on the stump seat to monitor passing pilgrims. Sophie, exhausted after her trip to Toulouse, has fallen into a coma on the front doorstep.
Normal service has been resumed.