Wednesday, August 24, 2016
PONs have two sorts of days. Happy Days and Exceptionally Happy Days. Otherwise known as HD's and EHD's.
Today is clearly an EHD.
Sophie gets groomed. Sophie enjoys being groomed . For a full twenty minutes she, and she alone, is the centre of attention.
Her wet nose continues to rank as one of the seven wonders of the world.
After wards a tour of the village.
Then with the Americans to the cheese shop.
The Americans want to know whether it's correct to eat the rind on the cheese or to cut it off.
The cheesemongers answer to this question is neither clear cut nor brief. The answer may best be summarized as ' With some you do. With others you don't '.
Mid afternoon three women in shell suits arrive at the garden gate. A brief discussion is had with 'The Font '. The youngest is getting married in the town hall on Saturday and wants to use our garden for aperitifs afterwards. This would be fine by us were it not for the fact that we've never seen any of them before and they seem to view the use of The Rickety Old Farmhouse as an inalienable right . The bride to be informs ' The Font ' that '' There shouldn't be more than eighty or so guests and we should be gone by six ". The words ' may we ? ' or ' would it be possible ? ' are not used. The three women are despatched with a very Lutheran and definitive 'Non !'. This is a bizarre example of the effrontery of strangers.