A chat with the cheese lady. Do the French eat the rind on their cheese or leave it ? Seems most French eat the rind on Brie and Camembert but leave it on hard cheese. The exception folks who live in the Auvergne. '' They love to scrape off the rind and have it as a treat ". Bob and Sophie must be Auvergnais.
We go to the fancy cake store. They've made a six foot tall windmill out of white chocolate. The base decorated with brightly coloured sugar flowers. I ask if it's for a wedding. '' No ! Why would you think that ? " replies the lady behind the counter. This marks the end of what could have been a scintillating conversation. Angus utters a silent prayer of thanks for the fact he tied the PON duo up at the front door. How Sophie might respond to a six foot chocolate windmill the stuff of nightmares.
In the afternoon Sophie terrifies passing pilgrims from behind the laurel hedge. For some reason the pilgrims don't appear to be intimidated.
Here's a calming Orkney tune for a hot Monday morning :