Sophie continues to bear her affliction stoically. She and 'The Font' sit in the garden having breakfast. With her rear quarters shaved to the skin she is covered with a blanket for warmth. Bob and Angus spend their morning closing the pool and putting the garden furniture in the garage for the winter. The solar powered pool cover works. It may close at the speed of an asthmatic ant but it does close. This is a small miracle after six months of it not being used.
Two new e-book volumes of our journey through Europe with PONs arrive.
The photo on the back of volume 1 shows the installation of the new cooker hood in the upstairs kitchen. Not the most exciting of pictures. Seems there is more to e-book publishing than simply sending in the blog link.
Chillier today. The fields slowly turning from freshly ploughed brown to freshly sown green.
The VW dealership phones to say the dog car is finally ready. The missing part has arrived from the factory and the body shop has repaired the dent where the branch fell on it. Its owners are undecided as to whether they like the colour.
No doubting it's a 'Loonj'. A plate on the inside of the front door says so. The psychology behind this peculiar nomenclature continues to elude us.
This unusual, highly political and little performed opera is coming to Berlin. http://www.deutscheoperberlin.de/en_EN/calendar/les-huguenots.13882561
Deeply unfashionable today ( the call for love stories set against the backdrop of a massacre being somewhat diminished ) there was a time when the composer was better known than Wagner. The very few modern productions tend to have a decidedly 'political' feel. As the final scene from the most recent production shows this can either work well, or not.