Thursday, February 4, 2016

Everyone's perfect in unusual ways.


Horses have arrived in the fields on the other side of the lane. Bob is put on his lead. Not that he's aggressive just extremely inquisitive. Bob has to stop and stare at the new arrivals. This makes the morning walk a stop-start affair. 


Sophie continues with the activated carbon and a stomach calming solution. This is syringed into her mouth twice a day. She is a perfect patient. Even the charcoal tablets are swallowed enthusistically.


In the supermarket it's North Africa week. A sign appears on the refrigerator by the cash desk. A thousand and one Maghreb flavours.


Angus looks in to see what delicacies might be on offer. The choice is pedestrian. A Halal Pizza Bolognaise, Halal Potato Burgers ( or Potatoes Burgers as it says on the box ) , Cheese Naan, or bizarrely, that old North African staple Chilli con Carne Burritos.  This cornucopia of delights fails to grab our fancy.


Bob ends his day as he began it - guarding his flock. 

Still no sign of work starting on the new zebra crossing. However, a man arrives to drive away the large orange mechanical digger that has been parked outside the church for the last two weeks. A sign of progress ? 

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  1. Mmmm the flavours of Africa - we think we'd pass on them too.
    The man with the large orange mechanical digger was really just looking for somewhere to park his machine for a couple of weeks.....
    Good to know that Sophie is the model patient.

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    1. Nor sure many residents of the Maghreb would think the products on offer were just like mothers cooking.

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  2. Love the last photo of Bob guarding his flock....he is a dear soul.
    Happy to hear that Sophie is the model patient and taking her meds with no hassle.
    Had absolutely no idea that Burritos and Pizza were North African staples...you live and you "learn".

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    1. In deepest France profonde all foreign food is ... foreign.

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  3. Even the pictures on the boxes look uninviting

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    1. As you say if even the pictures look uninviting what must the delights inside be like ?

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  4. Stopped by yesterday to check on your diva, and am glad (and relieved!)that Sophie continues to do well.

    I wonder what Bob was thinking in looking at the horses - Giddyup maybe?

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    1. Bobs omnipurpose thought is 'Blimey ! ".

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  5. How lovely to have such a faithful guardian.

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  6. So very happy and beyond that Sophie is feeling better and being a good patient!

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  7. I was gone for 5 days, but quickly read up on all the news!
    I'm so happy our Diva is feeling better. And God bless, Bob for always managing his flock.
    You are all so important to us. It's good to be home.
    (Was Yogi's Mom ... and come the end of Feb I'll be Augie's Mom ) New yellow lab puppy headed our way!! :)

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  8. Chili con carne! Just like ones's dear old sainted North African granny used to make for your Saturday visits.
    For how long will Sophie take the charcoal. Be glad they are tablets. I remember administering liquid activated charcoal to a young man once, by mouth. The back ring around the mouth was rather unsettling. Note: Some activated charcoals contain sorbitol, a sweetener with a laxative effect.

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