Saturday, June 29, 2013
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
Much activity around the pottery kiln. Three men unload a pump from the back of a white van and attach it to a hose which leads to the village pond. '' In case of accidents " says the deputy mayor somewhat breezily. The old farmer is in charge. Today he's in his summer outfit. String vest, khaki shorts, black socks, sandals and a tartan lumberjack hat with ear covers. The firing of the kiln has been postponed, again, for ' technical reasons '.
In the afternoon the special needs school in the neighbouring market town holds a karaoke contest in the Salle des Fetes. To be more precise they hold their karaoke contest on the village green in front of the Salle des Fetes. Bob and Sophie are greatly taken with karaoke and join in - enthusiastically.
Ten in the evening. It's just getting dark. Another group of pilgrims walk through the village. Like yesterdays pilgrims they're going in the wrong direction. These pilgrims also sing. So do Bob and Sophie.
There is to be a referendum on Scottish independence next year. The pro-independence party has unveiled their mascot. A Scottie called Duggy. To hear how Duggy speaks click the link below. By the time of the vote we will all probably have heard a lot more of Duggy.