Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wearing a frown.
Caroline, the 'new' cleaning lady, arrives at first light. Within ten minutes she's muttering unhappily away to herself. Today she's wearing a frown, black army boots, green cargo shorts and a dark blue tee shirt with a stags head on it. Bob, Sophie and Angus head out into the garden to prune the trees.
As Angus cuts the rose stems the little angels pick them up and drag them off to the courtyard. PONs are not silent dogs. They growl and yelp with delight. Sophie takes the opportunity to rush indoors with a length of vine. This she chews and distributes liberally around the recently hoovered floor. This does nothing to improve Carolines mood.
The frogs are back. Scores of them on a late evening migration back to the village pond from the stream at the foot of the hill. Bob and Sophie are delighted.