Sunday, June 4, 2017

The daily perm.


Front door open. With a howl of delight the PONs rush out into the garden in search of c-a-t-s.


Ten minutes later they reappear in the kitchen.


Bob gets into the back of the car.


Sophie doesn't. 

She's in the kitchen hoping the yogurt pot will refill itself. Bob gets out of the car to look for her. Both PONs then go back out to the car. Bob leaps up and sits on Sophie's side of the car. A ' diva moment' ensues. Bob gets out of the car while Sophie moves to her rightful space. Bob then  rejoins his sister. None of this is done quietly.


A visit to the cheese mongers is something both PONs enjoy. Some Pise du Lot for 'The Font'. Reblochon rind for the PONs. Tails wave.


A new hairdresser has opened up. Unlimited access to the blow dryer and curling tongs for E59.95 a month. A kind of 'all you can eat' programme . For men it's a more reasonable E24.95. Angus works out he spends ten euros every six weeks so is not tempted. How do they deal with clients who abuse the system and demand a daily perm ?



This I found to be understated political humour : http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/06/first-political-memory-grandmothers-commentary.html





11 comments:

  1. Surely it costs more to drive to the Salon than invest in a cheap hair dryer? Maybe you can sign Sophie up for those bad hair days.

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  2. Good point above. Is the offer species limited? A daily perm for Sophie maybe?

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  3. Noooo - a daily perm would make Sophie's hair even more unmanageable. I don't see our Diva with frizz ! Shampoo and a good conditioner will help her achieve a smooth look.
    In the winter months Bob and Sophie should come with us on our afternoon walk - we pass a house that has at least eight c-a-t-s in the garden, all waiting to be fed by a kindly neighbour !

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    1. Eight c-a-t-s ! Chaos would ensue.

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  4. What an interesting concept for a business - If they did that here and added a nail salon, it would be a big hit. Me, I'm with Bob and Sophie, the "free cheese" is the best deal.

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    1. You just know someone is going to be there each day, every day getting the most out of the deal.

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  5. Hello, just found your blog. When we stayed in France a few years ago, our French neighbour a very chic 50 year old, told me, she never washed her own hair and had it washed at the salon and blown out twice a week, every week of the year. She was not rich, she said she owed it to her self and her husband to make the best of herself. I would love someone to do my hair everyday.

    Your dogs are super cute! Off to read more of your blog

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  6. Getting in the car has to be one of the high points of their day. Bob can sit on the wrong side to tease his sister and Sophie can play the diva. And there just might be cheese down the road. Who could ask for more?

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  7. Does Bob always sit on Sophie's side of the car? Or does he just get excited about going for a ride, jumps in the car, and sits where he lands?

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    1. Sophie always sits in the same place in the back of the car. Doesn't matter which car, her spot is always the same. This is a concept that her brother tends to forget in the excitment of heading off for a start of day adventure. Some mornings start smoothly and quietly. Others don't. The latter predominate.

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