Friday, October 16, 2015
A gravel loving diva.
The PONs are up and about at first light to greet the builders. Bob is on guard from the first second he wakes. His sister takes a little longer to start functioning.
Before we head off to buy the breakfast croissants there is time to clamber up the mountain of gravel. Sophie reaches the top, lies on her back and then rolls down. She does this three times before being 'encouraged' into the car. The rolling down the gravel mountain is accompanied by howls of delight.
The man with the Yorkie comes by on his afternoon walk. The Yorkie lifts a leg and christens the flowerpots outside the gate. This display of audacity drives Bob insane. We get the PON howl.
This is Basque sheep cheese week. To celebrate an 18 inch high statue of a Basque shepherd boy ( cradling what is presumably a lamb ) appears on the cheese counter. Does mans artifice have no limits ? Is there a factory that churns these out or are they hand made ?
Bob and Sophie are big fans of Basque sheep cheese.