Saturday, February 11, 2017
It's a warm and sunny start to the day.
The PONs mischief quotient is high. A village cat is chased. There is much sturm and drang but the cat is long gone by the time the PONs have got their act together. Sophie finds a very old Furry Fox under the hedge where the gardeners have been working. This is a cause for much loudly voiced happiness.
The 'what are we going to do next ?' stare much in evidence. Loic, the heavily bifocaled gardener, provides some entertainment in the form of leaf blowing.
In the afternoon Sophie heads off with Angus across the fields to the little waterfall.
We go slowly. The first time we've done this in six months.
Sophie absorbs the sights sounds and smells in the same way as a sponge soaks up water.
She loves the walk but is pleased to be home. Within 30 seconds she's in her bed and having a 'reviving nap'. This lasts for three hours until dinner time . The family diva arrives in the kitchen refreshed and ravenous.
The Old Farmer is doing just fine. I ask at the bookstore for a title that a hospitalized 85 year old retired farmer might enjoy. The bookseller suggests a biography of Brigitte Bardot. Inspired suggestion. It is well received.