The 'remarkable' 600 light tree went up a week ago, the Turkey has been ordered but the rest of our pre-Christmas preparations are slow to happen. This morning Angus is woken early to write Christmas cards.
The sound of the Wild Child voiturette tells us we have a visitor. Madame Bay shows up at the front door. She has bought new glasses for Christmas. They are round and red and large and sparkly. There is something of the surprised owl about her look. Angus tells her they're chic. She beams.
Next week we have promised to host the villagers for an annual pre-Christmas champagne evening. This is a chance for our neighbours to peer at the decor. The problem is that The Old Farmer wants to bring the Belgian lady and she is persona non grata with the villagers. Her ongoing battle with the horse farm has poisoned their opinion of her. ' The Font ' tells Madame Bay not to worry. We'll have two nights. One for the villagers and one for non-villagers and the Belgian lady and The Old Farmer. Madame Bay departs - mightily relieved.
Sophie and her brother join me on a walk to the little waterfall. Sophie is uninhibited in her digging. When we get back home she has developed a decidedly unkempt look. I tell her she looks chic. Tres chic.
The specialist who deals with sediment blocked pipes makes a strange gurgling noise in his throat when I explain our furnace problem. '' Sediment accretion is difficult to cure. It won't come cheap ". He tells me they'll need to drain the 10,000 litre fuel tank we've had buried in the garden and send a man down in a bio hazard suit to check the exit pipe. Angus listens to this spiel in silence but thinks to himself there is zero chance of this happening.
A picture from America. Spotted on the subway by a young doctor en route to the emergency room for the 11 pm knife and gunshot shift. A passenger wearing foot gloves. How cool is that ? 'The Font' isn't sure that cool is a word that applies to the apparel of people who ride the subway at 11.00 pm in foot gloves.
Modern day ethical dilemmas - San Francisco style. Are you for or against the robot ? :