Friday, January 30, 2015


It's blustery. On our morning walk we make sure the Very Old Farmer is safe. He is. Sophie barges into his kitchen in search for something edible. So much for her being shy. The old widow in the cottage by the crossroads is standing in her garden filling the bird feeder. To ward off the cold she's wearing three dressing gowns; one on top of the other. These additional layers give her a stern look. Rather like the bowsprit on a sailing ship. 

We meet the mayor opening up the town hall in readiness for tomorrows 'beautiful gardens ' prize giving. Yesterday , he was called to a security gathering in the prefecture. A mornings lecture on what to do in case djihadists try to take over the village. The lecture was followed by lunch. Hake with a Premier Cru Chablis and Lamb with a 2005 St.Estephe. Tarte Tatin and a Sauterne to follow. '' It was very good " adds the mayor without letting on whether this judgement applied to the lecture or the lunch, or both.



  1. I guess it would be a breach of national security to reveal the village's plans for dealing with jihadis but I'd love to know.

    1. Call the local gendarme ? Or. if he's off duty, the Sapeurs-Pompiers ?

  2. We were thinking the same as Gail (above).

    That is a blustery day. Love the PON's locks blowing in the wind!

  3. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GJanuary 30, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Angus, shame on you, didn't you teach Sophie to knock before entering? The girl is way too forward. Anticipation must be at fever-point today in the village - will anyone sleep tonight, wondering if they have won one of the mayor's wife's "interesting tableaux"?
    Would hazard a guess that it was the lunch that was very good. We all know how yawn-making officialdom can be once they take the stage, even with a subject as serious as this.

  4. I love the windswept pictures of the PONs today

  5. We're getting similar winds here today, but it doesn't give the same almost comedic look on Goldens as it does on Bob and Sophie.

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    1. Everyone in our family Agrees!