This morning Sophie, who has made a remarkable and almost complete recovery from her run in with the bees , makes it quite clear that she expects to join her brother on todays pre-breakfast walk.
Angus and 'The Font' are currently recipients of Sophie's guilt inducing ( and carrot generating ) ' How could you let that happen to me ? ' look.
We walk out of the village and then back along the lane towards the church. Angus doesn't let Sophie out of his sight. This is called dog owners post trauma neurosis.
A notice appears on the village hall doorway. The rugby club is organizing a lunch next Sunday. Wally, the depressive physiotherapist, is providing his giant paella dish. Angus is surprised to see that lunch ends not with coffee but with a ' girls surprise '.
The Economist magazines obituary writer always ends with a surprising and usually memorable last sentence : https://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21724776-french-stateswoman-was-89-obituary-simone-veil-died-june-30th