Thursday, June 2, 2016

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The British Airways flight comes into Toulouse with enough fuel on board for the return journey to London. It gets away on time. Not every one has displayed as much forethought.  At the next gate the Air France flight to Amsterdam is already three hours late waiting for someone to top up the tanks. The ground crew make an announcement saying the bowser may come in the next hour or so. Gallic emotion is much in evidence.


London is very wet.  Angus spends a happy half hour in his favourite wine merchants. The name always makes him chuckle.


The return flight on time and uneventful. The PONs are collected. Sophie gives me her reproachful ' and I thought you said you loved me look'.


Bob just looks happy. In fact Bob only has two looks. His happy look and the 'I haven't been fed' look.


Normal service has been resumed at The Rickety Old Farmhouse. There is chicken for dinner which is gratefully devoured. Both PONs are exhausted.


At the Battle of Jutland Memorial Service in Kirkwall this is played. Simple but beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpJB-XXE9Xg




15 comments:

  1. Welcome back ! Good to know everything is back to normal at the ROF.
    What a wonderful name for a purveyor of wine - though perhaps "Swiggit" would be even more appropriate ?

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    1. Down the hatch could be an alternative.

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  2. I had no idea the airports were hit, too. So glad not to be traveling this summer. We went to the Spanish border and saw quite a few people who seemed to have gone to fill up the tank.

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    1. Air traffic controllers start on Saturday alongside the Air France pilots. There go French hoteliers hopes of making some money with the football championship !

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  3. Still wet in London Angus so you're not missing anything here.
    I thought you'd be a Berry Bros & Rudd man?

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    1. You're right. Perhaps I should have said among my favourites or my favourite in Marylebone when The Font is visiting the Swedish Embassy. Having said that newer outlets have more of a sense of humour and a more 'adventurous' list of wines.

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  4. Glad you're back and the trip was successful.
    As always you were missed.

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    1. Sophie is letting me know tody that I've been derelict in my duty to her. The diva sulk is much in evidence. Bob's just happy.

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  5. Perhaps you'll let us know whether you got a 'feel' for how the Brexit vote may go even though it was a
    quick trip. Don't imagine wine merchants would be a yes vote.

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    1. Wish I had. With postal voting under way I'm not even sure what the polls tell us. The economic case for Remain has been made convincingly. However, if cab drivers are anything to go by Brexit is alive and well and argued with a passion that no amount of logic can dispel.

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  6. Not even the chicken dinner restored Sophie's good spirits?

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  7. I'm afraid I don't know what a "bowser" is, other than a word for a dog: "an announcement saying the bowser may come in the next hour or so".
    English is such an odd assortment of languages.
    Glad all is well at the ROF and that all denizens are happy and well fed.

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  8. Chicken...and all is forgiven.

    Glad the flights were on time. Having recently been held up a day late because of American Airlines incompetency, I understand. I could have 'got away' earlier by travelling Washington DC to Denver to LA to Honolulu to Sydney but declined to make a two flight journey the next day. So annoying.

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  9. Normal service? At your house, yes. But the village...?

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  10. So glad you're all back safely....welcome home!!!
    Loved that musical piece....very soothing.

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