Sophie comes a long, leg strengthening walk across the fields. She clambers up hills and down hills for a full forty five minutes. Those titanium joints are doing their job. On the top of the ridge we sit side by side on the grass and watch the sun flood the valley. This most independent of ladies puts her chin on my knee and has her head scratched. Angus talks to her about Anthony Scaramucci but she's fallen,briefly, asleep. Just as well. There are some things a young lady shouldn't hear.
After a power walk round the lake Bob has been given a chilled half carrot by 'The Font'. He sits in the back of the car enjoying it. One eye is kept open for the return of his sister.
When Sophie returns she knows that 'goodies' have been had. Bob feigns ignorance. Complete ignorance. Diplomat Bob.
In the little market town the cupcake store has closed.
As has the general store. The cupcake store had a business plan that lasted two years. The general store had been there since 1953. Meanwhile the out of town shopping centre expands.
Same day. Two Tweets by different US Senators :