A day of comings and goings. Mid-morning Madame Bay and her Parisian sister show up at the front door. Madame Bay is wearing a voluminous red velvet coat , a paisley pashmina and an almost matching paisley turban. As a seasonal gesture she has wrapped a length of gold tinsel around her turban.
On the PONs evening walk we notice that the gold tinsel on one of the yew bushes outside the town hall is missing.
Throughout the day Sophie displays angelic self control and resists smoked salmon blinis.
For the PONs dinner some turkey, roast potatoes, brussel sprouts and gravy. Hoovered up. PON heaven. At night we sit outside under the full moon watching the stars and laughing. Bob positions himself , facing out, at one end of the swimming pool. Sophie mirrors him , facing out, at the other. Herders and herded have had a wonderful day. It has been thirty eight years since there was a full moon at Christmas.