Sunday, June 25, 2017
This is not what she wants.
The searing heat has gone. Replaced by cloudy skies and a sultry New Orleans type mugginess. What the Scots would call ' claggy '. Sophie rushes out of the front door in search of c-a-t-s and adventure. She can't help letting out a yelp of excitement at the start of what is going to be the best day ever.
Her big brother greets her affectionately with a big lick. This is not what she wants.
Before we head off in the car there is time for Sophie to sit, head craned skywards, and bark at the collar doves. Sophie cam spend hours watching birds. It would never enter her brothers head that there might be things flying in the sky. Squirrels up trees - yes. Birds in the sky ? '' You're kidding me ! "
An unadventurous display in the bakers.
In deference to the hot weather a new line has been added. Choco orange ice cream domes. Tomorrow I shall report on whether these were, or were not, a good purchase.
As befits the best day ever the young lady behind the counter shares some puff pastry crumbs with the PONs.
Angus starts on John Farrells biography of Richard Nixon. A reminder that there is nothing new under the sun.