Sunday, December 28, 2014

Why is it ?

It rains. Not just the sort of heavy rain that keeps you indoors but the sort of downpour that could have been sent to try Job. Why is it that early morning  ' open the door and let them out ' walks take three minutes on a dry morning but twenty minutes when it's pouring and very muddy ? 

The lady at the the bakers has made too many chocolate logs. This morning she's sliced them up and is attempting to sell them as individual portions. We resist the temptation.

The rain continues all day. The clouds unloading all the water they've picked up on their long journey across the Atlantic . Bob and Sophie sit silently staring at us : '' What a lovely day for a leisurely walk across the fields ".

No Christmas would be complete without some part of the Rickety Old Farmhouse having a 'moment'. This year the shower in the farthest guest bedroom springs a leak. The leak turns into a trickle, then a torrent. Buckets lined up in the cellar below. Amazingly, the emergency plumber shows up within an hour. Bob stands and watches him at work. This plumber is clearly a farm boy. He tousles Bob's whiskers and tells him  '' Stop barking. You're over excited ". Bob does. When the plumber is finished and gone the male PON wanders back into the breakfast room to tell us everything is once again safe. Sophie has stayed near the bacon croissants.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hmmmmmmm, choice between a tradesman to bark at or bacon croissants.....the latter would win here.

WFT Nobby said...

Of course a leisurely walk across the fields is in order. Remember, there's no such thing as bad weather just bad clothes!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think you've had both a Christmas moment and a Christmas miracle with an emergency plumber showing up within the hour.

Kari said...

Are you sure this is the house's " moment"? The plumber's prompt arrival is throwing the whole scenario off. (He's definitely a keeper, though.)
Goodness! Someone has decided to spike Sophie's hair! Very festive?

Julie said...

Mmmm, I think I'd be with Sophie and the bacon croissants!

Anonymous said...

Once again ... a Great way to start our day!! Thank You for the Wonderful pictures :)
Yogi is having issues ... went to vet and after X-ray it's determined disc and pinched nerve. After 2 long nights our boy is finally sleeping comfortably.
I Love Sofie's "festive" hair and I loved the kiss between the Pon's. So Sweet.
Thanks again for a good start to our day

Yogi & Mom

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Bob and Edward... so similar.

VirginiaC said...

Thank goodness the emergency plumber showed up, but I guess he charges extra for his services on these occasions.....glad everything is okay.
Why is it when we have guests that something inevitably goes wrong? Happens all the time.
Hope the lady at the bakers was able to donate the unsold chocolate logs or at least give them away to customers who made purchases for that day. I hate to think of wasted food.