Thursday, August 17, 2017


The Old Farmer and the Belgian lady have not headed off in the venerable Ford Transit motor home as planned. The Old Farmer has been worried by the weakness in his leg muscles and fears they may be wasting away. The Belgian lady has asked around and found a physiotherapist in Toulouse who is reputed to be able to work wonders.  

The Old Farmer has appointments scheduled every Thursday, Saturday and Monday for the next four weeks. He's made the appointments at 10.30 so that he and the Belgian lady can go to the supermarket cafeteria for lunch afterwards. '' Four courses for 12 Euros. We might as well make a day of it ". He's had one appointment so far and swears blind he can feel an improvement.

The mayor calls to borrow the step ladders. He wants to wash the top of the war memorial. The tree surgeon starts work then goes. Pilgrims wander through the village. The PONs greet everyone - enthusiastically. The weather's not so much hot as heavy.

The first sure sign of autumn. Pears make an appearance in the greengrocers. 

As do shelves upon shelves of orange water . A strange thing in a greengrocers. They often have bizarre 'specials'.

Here's something for a Thursday in August. The harmonica playing is something else :


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Now I know why 'autumn' is the standard for the Scottish summer, cuz there are permanent pears here!!! wishing more power to TOF's legs... YAM xx

Taste of France said...

I hope the kiné does help the Old Farmer. He and the Belgian lady remind me of my parents, whose lives revolved around various doctor visits, mostly checkups with various specialists, scheduled so they could eat afterward at someplace with a great lunch deal. Kind of reassuring that this is a multicultural phenomenon.

rottrover said...

I'm glad TOF decided to get some treatment before continuing his ramblings around the countryside. The influence of the BL? LOVED the video. I'll be humming and smiling all day. Thanks!

Coppa's girl said...

Another best day ever with so much happening.
Orange water? Is that orange coloured or orange flavoured, or both, I wonder?

WFT Nobby said...

Hope springs eternal for the Old Farmer.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Might be safer for the Old Farmer to hit the road after the August rush.