Monday, March 13, 2017
Unplug and recalibrate.
The first round of the French Presidential elections a month away. There's a nervousness in the air about terrorist attacks. Armed soldiers are posted outside the doors of the basilica.
Little old ladies on bikes, heading back from Mass, stop and talk to the squaddies as if armed soldiers were an everyday sight. One lady tells a somewhat bemused soldier that ' this is no weather to be out and about in '. The soldiers are mere boys, the old ladies are polite and kind. A study in contrasts.
Bobs antidote to the febrile environment is to engage in a lengthy game of Throw the Furry Fox.
'The Fonts' answer is to suggest that we recover from next weeks 'event' at a health farm in the Rockies. A place , as the advertisement says, to unplug and recalibrate. 1400 vegan calories a day, no bar, no ESPN and group yoga sessions. Did I say no bar ?