Thursday, February 4, 2016
Everyone's perfect in unusual ways.
Horses have arrived in the fields on the other side of the lane. Bob is put on his lead. Not that he's aggressive just extremely inquisitive. Bob has to stop and stare at the new arrivals. This makes the morning walk a stop-start affair.
Sophie continues with the activated carbon and a stomach calming solution. This is syringed into her mouth twice a day. She is a perfect patient. Even the charcoal tablets are swallowed enthusistically.
In the supermarket it's North Africa week. A sign appears on the refrigerator by the cash desk. A thousand and one Maghreb flavours.
Angus looks in to see what delicacies might be on offer. The choice is pedestrian. A Halal Pizza Bolognaise, Halal Potato Burgers ( or Potatoes Burgers as it says on the box ) , Cheese Naan, or bizarrely, that old North African staple Chilli con Carne Burritos. This cornucopia of delights fails to grab our fancy.
Bob ends his day as he began it - guarding his flock.
Still no sign of work starting on the new zebra crossing. However, a man arrives to drive away the large orange mechanical digger that has been parked outside the church for the last two weeks. A sign of progress ?