Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A nine tyre day.


Men in white vans arrive. They spend the morning marking out strange hieroglyphs in orange paint along the lane. Work on the new zebra crossing might be about to start.


The PONs display an avid interest in what the workmen are doing.


Bob comes with me to the Volvo garage to put down the deposit on the new car . Angus is instructed not to order the car in white " It looks like an ambulance ", or black " It looks like a hearse ". He chooses an unexceptional shade of grey. Angus would have been happy with another Land Rover ( a very British concoction of wood veneer and leather seats ) but the Volvo sales mans wife has just given birth to a little boy. For 'The Font' that is the clincher. 

After the paperwork is done Bob is allowed a walk round the dealers lot. He sniffs and then christens the front passenger tyre on no less than nine new cars. He radiates the happiness of a de-threated job well done.


Angus and Bob set off down to the little waterfall. The dogs master chats away happily to his canine companion. The PONs tail wags. Sophie stays in the kitchen to oversee the preparation of Bechamel sauce.


So passes another day in deepest, deepest France profonde.


24 comments:

  1. In matters of cooking, interior design, astronomy, attitude to 'artisan' pots and much else besides, I consider the 'Font' to be a woman of impeccable taste. But I can't agree with her on the desirability of the colour 'unexceptional grey' for a car. Although I guess in France Profonde, one does't suffer from the Aberdeen 'too much grey' problem...
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. All the options seemed to be some form of grey. Must be Swedish design chic.

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  2. Has Bob started christening the orange marks on the road?

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    1. He's waiting for the construction to start.

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  3. Nine!!! That's impressive work there Bob

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  4. Picture 2 - Bob participating in 'Tongue out Tuesday' - lovely!

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    1. With children and dogs looks can be deceiving.

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  5. I love the effect that the wind has on PON furs!

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  6. 'Tongue out Tuesday'? Are you sure it's not Bob's comment on the colour of the new car?

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    1. The space available in the back for dogs is 50% bigger. I think they'll love it !

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  7. No fire engine red or deep forest green? I suppose the grey won't show every bit of dirt, so there's that.
    Mmmm, Bechamel sauce.

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    1. Sadly, the choices available were all forms of muted grey.

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  8. The PONS definitely appear windswept. The last picture has an on-the-edge-of-spring look to me. Our daffodils are now out in force.

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  9. P.S. I think picture #2 is Sophie. No matter, adorable in either case.

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    1. You're right. Sophie is black and white and taupe. Bob is black and white - by character as well.

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  10. Yes, I think you're right Stephanie. So it could be Sophie showing disapproval at the colour? She's more of a fire engine red girl, I think. Of course, purple would match her diva moments !

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  11. Very practical colour, grey. Somehow I imagine you, Angus, with a Rover.
    Good show Bob!

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    1. I saw myself in a British car too !

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  12. Our street is has more markings than pavement....thank you google fiber!!!

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    1. No chance of fibre making it here .

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  13. The Doctor I work for prefered the Volvo over the Land Rover he now has. But it's what his wife wanted, in black.

    Glad Bob enjoyed his trip to the dealership!

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    1. Males should always go car hunting alone !

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