Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wonderful.


Loic, the heavily bifocaled gardener, arrives on the dot of nine.


Sophie considers barking at him but decides that she has better things to do. She'll annoy him later after he's swept the leaves into piles.


The bizareness of the weather reflected in the fact that it's mid February and the peonies are coming into bloom.


Brother and sister spend their day on the wooden garden table watching passers by. The riding club trot past en masse which causes great excitement and commensurate noise.

There are green bananas in the supermarket. Angus isn't sure whether these are merely unripe bananas or something special. He settles, again, for a pint of milk.


On the flight back from London 'The Font' spies the great actor. He walks down the aircraft aisle arms before him, hands turned palms upwards and announces '' It is wonderful to be back on board again. Simply wonderful ". The cabin crew look unimpressed. On the way home in the car 'The Font' does an impression of the scene . The word wonderful pronounced as if its being sung in the Hallelujah Chorus. A pronunciation that is not so much wonderful as glorious.

This take on American politics and the Trump phenomenon is interesting : http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/16/how-facebook-envy-fuels-donald-trump/

11 comments:

  1. Once again you've shown remarkable restraint, Angus, in the face of such an exotic array. A pint of milk is always the safest option.

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  2. Somehing tells me the great actor wasn't flying cattle class on EasyJet. Or if he was, then he truly is a great actor!

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    1. Something about touching base with the common herd?

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  3. Terrific analysis of 'Trumpism.' It sounds like you have a trip to the States planned for the near future.
    You'll get to see what's going on first hand...absolutely amazing.

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  4. Thank you, Angus, for sharing this excellent and extremely perceptive article by Tom Nichols. I think many of us have the sensation of being unwilling passengers on a high-speed out-of-control train.

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  5. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I am finding support for Trump to be the world's most accurate IQ test.
    I am also looking at property in Scotland.

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    1. Please be sure it has several guest rooms. Some of us are packing right now, just in case.

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  6. Tom's take on Trump was very good, but I can't agree with his take on Liberalism or government, taxes and regulations, how warm is it this spring? Sadly, most of the republican party is an IQ test.

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  7. Trump scares the hell out of us. Maybe it's ex-pat time for an old cat lady.

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  8. Trump is speaking in Atlanta on Sunday. I know this because I saw a sign looming over the freeway, as tall as any building Atlanta has in it's skyline.It was a huge picture of Trump, with his arms folded, wearing that distainful smile. I wonder how many car accidents have taken place approaching that sign.

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  9. The news tonight is that Jeb Bush is postponing his campaign, which is no surprise -- That'll make Donald Trump happy. I'd hoped for some kind of response from Barbara Bush after his barrage of insults aimed at her and the rest of the family. Not that it would have done any good, he doesn't appear to care, his comments to the Pope this week show that.

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