Thursday, June 8, 2017
Sophie wolfs down breakfast. The family diva devours her meals in the style of a stray dog that's been given a ticket to a Las Vegas '' all you can eat " buffet.
She then waits for her brother to finish his kibbles. Bob, aware of his sisters impatience, eats slowly. Very slowly. Sophie fidgets. This makes Bob eat even more slowly.
Outside the village hall twelve of the fourteen spaces set aside for election posters have now been filled .
The latest addition a poster from the Pirate Party. ''Don't trust anything'' its decidedly downbeat message.
After this nihilistic start to the day it's off to the bakers with the PONs.
There is a choice between a large blue thing and an Opera.
We choose the Opera. Bright blue things are best left to children's parties.
On our way out we notice a collection of coffee gateaux and the bakers summer specialty - melon cakes.
We promise the baker that we'll return for a melon cake on Friday.
The PONs get croissant slivers.
For Bob and Sophie this is turning out to be quite possibly the best day ever .