A car with Moscow number plates overtakes us on the road to the bakers. The Cyrillic alphabet an unusual sight in deepest France profonde.
Blue wine for sale in the supermarket. Angus shudders, involuntarily, when he sees it and thinks what a waste of money. Another reminder, if it was needed, that I have turned into my father. In many things Angus becomes more liberal as he gets older. This open mindedness does not apply to blue wine.
Sophie looks glum. She has lost 'Lamb' - her much loved dou-dou. It has been buried somewhere inaccessible. Tomorrow we will go to the garden store and find a replacement. Sophie does not take her loss well. We all somehow end up sharing her sorrow.
Last weeks visit of the flower judging panel hits the newspapers. It seems that it was more of an event than we'd been led to believe. It is not just a regional thing but a national event. There was however a problem. The man with the anger management issues had used copious amounts of organic fertilizer on his garden. This has leached into the village pond resulting in a healthy growth of green algae. The judges are incensed. They inform the mayor that it's illegal to use fertilizer near water courses and instruct him to inform the gendarmes. The mayor wisely commits to nothing. Why stir up an anger management problem ?
An unlikely selection of photos of the churchyard wall, the reconstructed 16th century pottery kiln and the offending village pond with its algae and half smothered Water Lilly's ( nenuphars ) illustrates the article. The results won't be known until November.
The PONs watch the sunrise and the sunset. In between they chase birds, bark at the village cats, play a little touch rugby, nap and dream of their next meal.
Probably, with the exception of the missing dou-dou, the best day ever.