Monday, September 5, 2016

One day.


Monday morning and the PONs are warming up for a day full of adventure and excitement. Bob is ready to guard against passing pilgrims and his sister is dreaming of finding 'pungent' delights in the drainage ditches.


Autumn making its approach known. The front door step covered with fallen leaves from the plane trees .


The grass on the village green, despite Bobs best efforts, shriveled and parched.


The butcher shouts out  ' Bonjour M'Ongoose. Today, we have Scottish Ongoose beef . Specially for you. Look at the marbleing '. He chuckles at his wit. At 45 Euros a kilo I thank him and pass on. The PONs are very keen on the butchers. They sit and stare at the counter in silence. They wear that canine '' one day " look.


Only two early rising pilgrims this morning. They are confronted by a savage beast with a heavily gummed 'lamb' in its mouth. The beast emits a terrifying growl. This is absorbed by the heavily gummed lamb and emerges as a muted wheeze. The pilgrims laugh.


Sophie liberates 'lamb' and brings it indoors.

So begins the best day ever in deepest, deepest France profonde.

The Old Farmers insurance certificate didn't arrive in the post on Saturday. It is expected in the post today. He and the Belgian lady are now planning to set off at four am tomorrow.


Not every day you hear Greensleeves in these surroundings : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yslQ3MtroQ




16 comments:

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    1. From the look of it in the mallow border.

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  2. The Aberdeen M'Ongoose looks wonderful, but even more expensive than in its home range.

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  3. Please do not tell Bob that I am still laughing over what an imposing beast he, and his friend lamb, can be! Rita Ora: bravo, standing O, most appropriate for the awesome occasion.

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    1. Laughing ? At such canine ferocity !

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    2. That was this morning. Now I hang my head in shame!

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  4. Of course, if we happened to pass the ROF, and Bob was standing there on his seat, with his lamb in his mouth, and he growled - we'd be terrified !

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  5. Sent you an email, but it was returned. Drat.
    We are heading to Harris and Lewis in a few days. Any recommendations not printed in the usual literature?
    xo

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    1. Aol has been playing up. Take a look at his

      http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a15a1ad783d94b26a0b8a3c50&id=4e5b410fc0&e=9486851f5f

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    2. And this although I think it may be closed - the wee church next door is worth going to see
      http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk/property/inv160079-rodel-hotel-isle-harris-eilean-siar-hs5-3tw

      How I envy you.

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    3. This is a joy : http://www.aubergecarnish.co.uk/

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    4. And here : http://www.hotel-hebrides.com/

      Sorry can't seem to highlight so you can click on them direct.

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  6. Bob is our Hero ! Always on the job.

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