Cashmere jumpers are not PON proof. However, they are a great ( if expensive and unintended ) source of delight.
The supermarket Christmas display features a wild boar and a fox. A taxidermists joy. The fox, understandably, looks decidedly unhappy. Marzipan stuffed dates appear in the aisles. Boxes and boxes of them. A French thing. Can't remember ever seeing them in Scotland.
The Old Farmer has been busy. In addition to the star and the lights round the gutters a line of flashing bulbs now dangles between his balcony and the garage. The PON duo watch the Old Farmer put up the new lights in almost silent amazement.
This morning we stop at the Very Old Farmers kitchen window for a chat. A stunning 7.50 am sunrise. '' Nothing to beat the beauty of that " he says. I agree. Bob gets a tousle. Sophie forages by the down pipe for something unspeakable. The district nurse shoos us away.
Unremarked and unremarkable things that make life with young dogs such a pleasure.