Friday, January 1, 2016

Shaping up.


Sophie follows her brother out of the front door with an " Up and at 'em " yelp. The New Year greeted with enthusiasm. Angus, after the Hogmanay revelry,  is slightly less enthusiastic about this early start. 

Dogs and master head off to the market. Galette de Rois making their appearance for January 6th.


The lady at the fish counter tries to interest us in some smoked salmon marinated in beetroot. We stick with the unbeetrooted variety. Bob and Sophie get given a blini.  Their tails thwack-thwack against the counter in delight.


The angelic duo go hunting for moles. The moles have long gone. This doesn't interfere with the PONS enjoyment.


At the crossroads the hens have made a bid for freedom . Presumably it was a late night at the chicken farm.


The hectic pace of life in a French village on New Years Day. Blinis and wayward chickens. For the PONs 2016 is shaping up just fine.


22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you, the font plus Bob and Sophie! Looking forward to hearing more stories and escapades in the new year!

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  2. How many of the chickens will survive their taste of freedom? Foxes? Hawks? That's not counting Bob and Sophie - or wouldn't they actually know what to do when it came to the point? I doubt our Goldie would - but she's make enough noise to have them roosting in the trees pretty quick-smart! Happy New Year to you all. May the year be as exciting for you as for the PONS!

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    1. Faced with rampant hens Bob and Sophie might expend a lot of energy but keep at a safe distance.

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  3. Blinis - oh my, what a wonderful start to the New Year - can it get any better !
    Perhaps an enthusiastic PON can help round up the chickens?

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    1. Or the chickens round up the PONs ?

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  4. Happy New Year to all at the ROF
    Leah thinks a blini would be the perfect way to start her new year

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    1. A New Year blini is a great way to start.

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  5. Happy New Year to you, The Font, and Bob and Sophie. May your lives be full of all the small occasions that make the days extraordinary. God bless.

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    1. You can sure there will me many occasions!

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  6. I was at a party last year that served beet cured salmon as an appetizer. It was a beautifully prepared and stunning dish, but I also passed. But the Galette de Rois looks tempting -- Much more than some of the "King Cakes" that we'll soon be seeing here.

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    1. Why do anhthhing to smoked salmon ?

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  7. Happy New Year to my ROF family...although I don't think we can keep on calling your home the ROF with all the lovely renovations that have taken place.
    Wishing you all a ton of "incredibleness" for 2016!!
    I'll be here hanging on for another adventurous ride with you, the Font, Bob and Sophie.
    Lots of love from me and Brownie.

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    1. I fear the term Rickety still applies no matter how much time and effort is spent !

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  8. Although a recent convert to chocolate and beetroot cake, I am not yet persuaded that beetroot marinated salmon has the same appeal.
    All the best for 2016.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  9. Happy 2016! Just look at those chickens...oh my.

    Ours didn't get blinis, but a waffle each for breakfast. They were received with such joy!

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    1. WAFFLES ! What a great start to the New Year.

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  10. Our Millie received a sporty black and red plaid, fleece-lined coat for New Year's Day. She's feeling quite pleased with herself. We're waiting for her to decide the coat might double as a chew toy.

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    1. Bet it won't take long for it to become a dual use coat !

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  11. Who cares if the moles are gone. The fun is in the hunt!

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