The Christmas decorations are taken down and packed. As Angus stows them away in the basement he discovers last years Christmas lights that were put in a place so obvious ' even an idiot ' could find them. Three 'missing' boxes of decorations are also uncovered. This year the boxes are all relabeled.
The PONs find the whole process to be of great interest. For them the high point being when the Christmas tree is hoisted out of an upstairs window and propelled onto the ox track below.
Angus covers the tree peonies with gauze to protect the buds from frost. Wrapping plants in gauze is something that I'd not recommend anyone do in the presence of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs. Sophie becomes particularly involved.
The schools go back. The demonic eight year old boy, clearly unhappy at the end of his holidays, rattles a stick against the railings. He also whistles. The PONs 'rediscover' their gift of song.
So passes another 'quiet' day with happy dogs in deepest, deepest France profonde.
'' According to my Fengshui Master :This February won't come in our lifetime again. Because this February has 4Sundays, 4Mondays, 4Tuesdays, 4Wednesdays, 4Thursdays, 4Fridays & 4Saturdays. This only happens once every 823years ''.
Although left unsaid this is presumably good news.