The farmer is ploughing the field on the other side of the lane. The family princess watches the action with proprietorial interest. Being early she feels the need to bark - frequently. How the villagers must love having dog owners in their midst.
A walk down by the river is a good way of restoring dog and owners karma. November and it's still 70 degrees.
The baker doesn't seem to be aware that the Rugby World Cup is over. Today, in a 'better late than never' approach, he unveils a range of cakes named after countries competing in the competition. They are priced at a ten cent premium to his 'standard' range.
Angus points out that there is no Scottish cake.
The baker pauses for a moment then suggests I buy a blue, white and red French cake and remove the little red sugar rugby ball from its crown. Let it not be said the French are totally lacking in humour.
Home for a hectic day of 'Throw the Furry Fox' and ' Let's bark at the farmers tractor '.