Thursday, May 22, 2014

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

Gales overnight. A months worth of rain in an hour. This morning the cafe closed and shuttered. The PON duo try the front door but return to the car - crestfallen. Sophie lets it be known that all is not well with the world.

Home to find the plumber examining the cracked water pipe. ( Pleading does work ). Three shaven headed 'lads' are standing looking bored in the flower beds, smoking. Bob and Sophie keep a watchful eye on the morose trio. The plumber says he'll be back tomorrow to repair the pipe. '' I'll put on a harness and clamber down the well. It's only twenty or so metres ". This said with uncharacteristic ( and presumably expensive ) enthusiasm. Angus phones the insurance company to see if the household policy covers workmen drowning in the well. It does.

And here is a little 'Scotch' number to start your day. 


  1. The video. Has the Scotsman abroad been thinking of home on this day of European elections?

  2. The Lennon sisters??? Wonder if they're still alive. Our computer wouldn't play the video.

    Glad the insurance will covered drowned workmen.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  3. Happy to hear that your pleading worked with the plumber...I hope the repair is not too costly, although climbing into the well for inspection sounds ominously expensive....hang in there.

  4. Yes, pleading does work, I've a feeling that Bob and Sophie already know that, I know our crew does!

    Lawrence Welk and the Lennon Sisters, the original version of American Idol, The X-Factor, etc.??

  5. Of course you know that classic rhyme:
    Hi ho the derry oh, the plumber in the well...

  6. Your insurance agent seems to have done his job.
    Cafe closed? It it the roof? Glad Bob and Sophie have the plumbers for entertainment.
    I 'd like not to admit I'm old enough to know who those singing women are. Goodness!

  7. Poor Sophie, no croissant, not a good start to her day. Hopefully the plumbers will supply biscuits instead?

  8. Gracious, a cafe in France not open, no croissants. What on earth?

    The geritol ad right above the presenters head strikes me as funny. Basic sense of humour here.

    I'm looking forward to hearing the adventures of the abseiling plummer. Wonder how often he has to do such a thing?

    Oh wow. I'm so relieved, that for once I decided to quickly scan this before hitting post. Auto correct had changed geritol to genital.