Sunday, November 9, 2014
On our morning walk we meet the mayor. He's weighed down by the burdens of office. The Belgian lady at the far end of the village is becoming ever more 'unpredictable'. She's taken to standing at her front gate and shouting obscenities at the visitors to the horse farm across the road. The Belgian lady believes that the owner of the horse farm is filling her drainage ditches with manure.
To add to the mayors woes a group of youths from the neighbouring village have been 'partying' in a hut in the communal woodland. The gendarmes have become involved because the youths have an illegal refrigerator. This unusual revelation brings the conversation to a sudden halt. M'Ongoose unsuccessfully tries to work out what an 'illegal refrigerator' might be a euphemism for .
Bob has been bitten by harvest mites. Usually the cold weather would have killed them off but this year there's an infestation of them. The vet spends half an hour checking him over - Bob sits on the examination absolutely still. The PON boy ' if I ignore him he'll go away ' routine.