The local paper announces that archaeologists have discovered the earliest indications of human life ever found in a cave by the river. The finds are apparently 176,000 years old. The paper says these most recent discoveries are 40,000 years older than anything found before. The rest of the article is rather vague as to what exactly has been found.
A flock of twenty young swallows squabbling contentedly away in the courtyard. The overnight rain has left some small shallow puddles. They squabble, drink, then squabble some more. Sophie tries chasing them but they're way too quick for her.
Bob starts his day with a long, lengthy, satisfying scratch.
It's going to be a quiet day in deepest, deepest France profonde.