Saturday, December 26, 2015

Self control.

A day of comings and goings. Mid-morning Madame Bay and her Parisian sister show up at the front door. Madame Bay is wearing a voluminous red velvet coat , a paisley pashmina and an almost matching paisley turban. As a seasonal gesture she has wrapped a length of gold tinsel around her turban.

On the PONs evening walk we notice that the gold tinsel on one of the yew bushes outside the town hall is missing.

Throughout the day Sophie displays angelic self control and resists smoked salmon blinis.

For the PONs dinner some turkey, roast potatoes, brussel sprouts and gravy. Hoovered up. PON heaven. At night we sit outside under the full moon watching the stars and laughing. Bob positions himself , facing out, at one end of the swimming pool. Sophie mirrors him , facing out, at the other. Herders and herded have had a wonderful day. It has been thirty eight years since there was a full moon at Christmas. 


  1. We notice Bob keeping a very close eye on the blinis - is that why his sister exercised such self control? Glad you all had a PON best day ever !

  2. Sophie, we are most impressed.
    A best ever best day ever?

  3. We have only to wait until 2034 for the next full moon at Christmas. I don't think I shall make it!

  4. Looking forward to seeing what Bob and Sophie are up to next year! Your blog is a breath of fresh air in a world of consumerism. Happy new Year to all!

  5. Madame Bay is up to her old tricks...tee hee hee.
    Glad you and the Font and Bob and Sophie had a wonderful day.

  6. Your second paragraph made me laugh out loud.
    Glad it was such a good day. Happy Boxing Day, as well.

  7. The perfect day.
    Edward and Apple were perfect angels under the Christmas dinner table, sound asleep.

  8. Madame Bay has a way of adding a festive flare to every occasion, she is truly a rare gem! Your day sounds like a memorable and enjoyable one. We were unable to see the full moon here because of the clouds, perhaps next time in 2034.

  9. I saw the moon on my way to celebrate with friends last night. Spectacular. Perhaps it's why I became lost. Sounds like a Christmas feast for the PONs!

  10. Tell Sophie well done. I absolutely would not be able to resist the blinis.
    Was the tinsel on the turban possibly an accident that occurred whilst bending town to adjust one's shoe.?
    No? I didn't think so either.