Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Bob is reunited with the croissant bearing waitress at the cafe under the arcades. He gives her an enthusiastic lick. Sophie finishes her portion of croissant and then tries to eat her brothers. Bob stands his ground. The family diva lets out an ear splitting yelp of frustration.

On our way back to the car we come face to face with a cat. The cat very sensibly clambers up a wooden pillar. It hisses, the PON duo howl. Sophie tries climbing. This is not a success. She settles for leaping. 

A day spent in the garden. The mayor stops at the gate and asks if I'd mind having a little chat with the Belgian lady. He'd appreciate my views on her 'general state of mind '. Seems she's not only swearing at the pony club pre-teens but has taken to lopping off tree limbs and using them to block the tracks that lead to the horse farm. Angus is not entirely sure this is something he'd like to get involved in. '' We're not used to this sort of thing round here " adds the mayor.  'The font' thinks it a compliment to be thought of as someone who is used to dealing with axe swinging Belgian females.  Bob and I shall go to see her this afternoon.


  1. Would love to be a fly on the wall this afternoon…
    We're presuming Bob's skills in diplomacy considered superior to those of his sister...

    1. Nah, it's because Bob is bigger and in this case size might matter ;-)

  2. That is a beautiful siamese cat there
    I think you and Bob are in for an 'interesting' afternoon !

  3. People suffering from dementia can be highly unpredictable and become easily agitated ( and violent) when they perceive they are being challenged.
    Don't let the person in question get between you and your exit.
    Gorgeous Siamese cat. I love them.

  4. Wishing you luck with the diplomatic project. Dementia can make a person sweet as pie at one moment, mean and agitated the next, with no predictability.

  5. Maybe she needs someone to listen to her and not judge. Bob will help.

  6. Your French must be very good, to start counseling people.