Sunday, June 2, 2013
Life is about giving , and the rest is taken care of.
It pours within rain all day. The gentle little stream at the foot of the ridge turned into a raging torrent. Up in the mountains they've had snow and are opening up the ski resorts. In June ? This is now , officially, the coldest and wettest year since 1816.
Madame Bay stops by with the latest village news. The mayor is going to retire next year. He's had enough of the never ending paperwork . The deputy mayoress is selling her house by the lake and moving in with a man in Toulouse. Madame Bay has heard that the man works for Airbus. She adds in a half scandalized whisper ' I think he may be German ' .The billionaires in the chateau on the hill have bought two more fields from the very old farmer for their horses. The second hole that's been dug in the village green is for a new tap. Madame Pinel, the lady who waters the flower beds by the church porch, has said she's not lugging any more watering cans from the village pond. She either gets a tap, or she goes.
Bob and Sophie seem to have adapted to this glamorous Peyton Place lifestyle rather well. Madame Bay gives them half a McVities digestive and they fall asleep.