If a dogs nose can tell you anything about their state of health then Sophie is in good form.
Bob isn't far behind.
No builders today so the PON duo have a quiet day. They clearly miss having morose lads standing in the flower beds smoking Gitanes .
Here in the village life drifts gently along.
Each day The Very Old Farmer is rolled out to enjoy the early afternoon sun while his lunch is made.
Our search for a replacement cleaning lady moves slowly and unsuccessfully along. The latest applicant wanted a formal contract, paid holidays and health insurance.
The second cinema en plein air was scheduled for tonight but has been rescheduled due to a clash with the Rugby World Cup. A widescreen television has been installed on the village hall stage and a beer tent erected on the petanque court outside.
Last night Sophie found a very large and very prickly hedgehog in the garden. She shoved it with her nose. This is a mistake she will not repeat. Her yelps of fury were 'remarkable' for their intensity and duration.