Wednesday, June 15, 2016
“Some people, if they didn't make it hard for themselves, might fall asleep.”
What strange weather. It pours all night, brightens up mid-morning, then pours again at lunchtime. The afternoon is hot and humid. The PONs deal with the changeable conditions by positioning themselves on 'their' garden table .
'The Fonts' tutorials with the Pasadena astrophysicists have come to an end for the summer holidays. The freed up time has been used to arrange a concert to raise funds for the restoration of the church. Four young musicians , one each from Germany, New Zealand, India and Russia arrive. As the thunder prowls around outside the musicians rehearse in the church. They've tried rehearsing in The Rickety Old Farmhouse but the PONs howl whenever they play. Bach and howling do not go well together.
We have no idea how many people will show up for the concert. Angus, mindful that there are Euro 2016 football matches on television, thinks 30. Ever hopeful 'The Font' tells the ladies of the Village catering committee to prepare for a hundred. The Catering Committee are aware that this is a sophisticated evening. They are preparing vol au vents and their signature salmon and cottage cheese mini pizzas.. '' It's not just a dance band " says Madame Bay to the lady with the beehive hairdo.
Bob sits on his stump seat to watch chairs being moved from the Salle des Fetes into the church.
Unsure what to make of string quartets Sophie opts instead to dig for moles in the lavender beds. Angus has a sneaking admiration for this approach to culture.
It's going to be a busy musical day in deepest France profonde.