Bobs nose hints at mole hills that have been excavated.
On a Wednesday the chocolatier makes a weekly batch of seriously adult chocolates. He refuses to make chocolate in the summer because it melts. The height of summer is of course the busy tourist season. This is French commercial logic beyond the understanding of Anglo-Saxons. Today, the chocolatier is in a particularly expansive mood. He has launched three new flavours :
Ganache of hay ( foin ) and milk
Safron jelly with orange
Jelly of Floc ( the local firewater ) with melon flavoured marzipan.
While we choose his wife bustles out of the kitchen and makes us a cup of coffee. The PONs get given some slivers of croissant. They are then allowed out into the back garden where they examine a collection of gnomes. The PONs owners are too polite to ask whether the gnomes are a seasonal thing or are there all year round.
For Bob and Sophie it's shaping up to be the best day ever. A trip in the car, molehills to excavate, gnomes to sniff and some croissant slivers. Now that's something to give thanks for.