Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.
August heat. The village deserted and eerily quiet in that way only French villages can be. The young farmers and their families at the beach. The older inhabitants sheltering from the sun behind their shutters.
Here at The Rickety Old Farmhouse life continues its steady course. Loic the gardener arrives to strim the weeds in the ditch on the lane. Aude, the decaratrice, applies a second coat of paint to the beams in the dressing room. The lady in bib overalls with the cement mixer finishes re grouting the garden wall. The Old Farmer wanders across to tell us about his trip to Lithuania.
The big news of the day. We've found a new cleaning lady. Caroline. She comes highly recommended by the Womens Cooperative. Caroline is a dead ringer for Victor Meldrews wife in that 1990's British Comedy Classic ' One foot in the grave '. 'The font' thinks Caroline will be very efficient. Angus wonders if this is another word for 'bossy'. Caroline says she loves dogs. Bob looks at her in a way that says he's not sure if the feelings going to be reciprocated. Caroline is going to have to learn about digestive biscuits.