Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Our little corner of paradise is the hottest place in France - again. The PONs are harnessed up and out for a full hours walk while the air's still cool.

Perhaps because of the heat nothing at all happens in the village. There again little happens at the best of times. Today is a national holiday so even the early risers have opted to stay in behind closed shutters.

Loic, the heavily bifocaled gardener, shows up to trim the ivy on the far gate. This is a surprise as he's not due until Friday. He, and the inhabitants of his home, are heading off for a weeks holiday to the coast. He's shown up early so that ' the garden doesn't become a jungle while I'm away'. He is very excited about his trip. Loic is always happy.

Not everyone is happy. A black Audi SUV with British license plates pulls up by the church. A couple get out. He's wearing those raspberry red trousers only Englishmen of a certain age wear. She's in a eau de nile skirt with a white cotton blouse. Both put on straw hats. They go into the church then reappear a few minutes later. I catch the sound of her voice from across the lane. '' It was your idea to come on a touring holiday ". In fact this isn't quite what she says as the sentence is embellished with an adjective before 'idea' and 'touring'. They slam the car doors and drive off. Perhaps the aircons not working.

The tree surgeon is due tomorrow.

Bob and Sophie's tails wag all day. In Bobs case his tail also wags while he's asleep .

You learn something new every day. Did you know that some London railings are in fact re-used stretchers from the Blitz ? There's even a Facebook page devoted to the subject. https://www.facebook.com/stretchersoc/


WFT Nobby said...

I am thinking the English couple would be happier driving a 'Loonj' with two tail-wagging PONs in the back.
Cheers! Gail.

Coppa's girl said...

How sad that your little corner of deepest France Profonde didn't find favour with the Brits. It's found great favour with the rest of us, who avidly await a certain couple of PON's next wild adventures !

Taste of France said...

All those arcades...for manmade shade. Les anciens knew how to do architecture.
East of Toulouse it's cloudy and cool today. I don't think we exceeded 40 this summer, though there were some spates of 37s and 38s.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh the imbalance of it all... have had the heating on twice here at the Hutch on the West coast of the Bonny Land in the past week; and don't get me started on about the wet stuff... I need to go on a ****** touring holiday... YAM xx

Morrie Major said...

Hi there Bob and Sophie! Wow I've never had friends in France before so I'm very excited to meet you! I live in Melbourne, Australia and right now it's quite cold as we finish winter. Your walks look so beautiful and sunny! I'll be sure to follow along so I can see all your adventures - Your new friend Morrie!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sounds like Loic and Bob are both tail-wagers.

Interesting about the fences. Suppose most people just walk along thinking the fences are bent.