Saturday, November 11, 2017

3 American ladies.


Sophie heads off with 'The Font' for a power walk round the lake.

Bob and Angus head off to the little market town.


We park under the old ramparts near a sweet little house with a balcony and a roof covered in pigeons.


On the next corner a rather run down building with remarkably fancy carvings ( pillars ? ) around each window and a strange zig-zag pyramid like decoration to the front wall. I guess it's 1890's or thereabouts. Must have been quite the thing in its day.


It's market day so Bob is kept on his lead. Various stall holders recognize him and call out Bonjour .


We arrive at the picture framers. Time to deal with a most unPresbyterian picture of a Saint we acquired in Rome and two prints of Scotland. The metal screws that the prints hang from are rusting and have stared to eat into the paper.


While Angus and the framer talk, Bob explores the framers workshop. Various customers wander in and out and offer their opinion on frames. Bob, thankfully, is not in a 'christening' mood.


Dog and master head off to the bar for a coffee, a bowl of water and a shared croissant. Three American ladies ( who have read about the bar in the New York Times ) look at Angus and Bob and remark loudly that a dog in a bar could only happen in France.





18 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely start to the day. I have been meaning to ask how are the decorations going next door for Christmas? How is Loic and his mum?

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    1. The Old Farmers decorations are blazing away. Loic is much better now his diabetes has been identified and treated. His mother remains in hospital but is now allowed out of bed to walk around the ward.

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    2. ...oh I'm glad I checked back... Yx

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  2. I am perhaps unkindly imagining the bar scene, with the ladies speaking loudly and clearly so that the foreigner, who obviously isn't a "nice" person if he brings his dog into such an establishment, will understand.
    ::shudder::
    That's very pretty gilt framing for your saint.

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    1. As far as the 3 Manhattan ladies are concerned Angus is a real life 'peasant' and Bob is romantically viewed as spending his days herding flocks, drinking from streams and dozing in hay stacks.

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  3. Well done Bob and Sophie on not christening any of the paintings in the framers. Definitely deserves AT LEAST half a croissant each.
    But tell those American ladies that dogs are allowed in bars (some not all) in Scotland too!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Christening moments always keep this dog owners attention fixed on his companions antics.

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  4. Hari OM
    Oh for such market place in the main drag of a wee Scottish toon. But that would require the weather to go with it. Hey ho, day dreaming again... YAM xx

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    1. The other side of the oin is there's no good fish and chip shop here.

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  5. Sophie looks in fine fettle and ready for her power walk with 'The Font'. I presume, because she is given to Diva tendencies, that she's not really welcome in the picture framers. Bob, however, is the ideal companion and will give a considered opinion on exactly the right frame.
    Dogs are mostly welcome in caf├ęs here - certainly on the terrace, if not always indoors.

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    1. Bob is an affable fellow and - as long as he can see what's going on - is quite happy going out with his master. Sophie is usually very placid unless she has a 'diva' moment and then God help us all. At the moment the cooler weather seems to be fuelling the 'diva' tendency.

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  6. As an American, I apologize for the rude behavior..I’m happy to say, at least in California, dogs are welcome just about everywhere. That’s one of the things I love about it .

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  7. What snobs... You see dogs in hospitals - I wonder what the American ladies think about that?

    I'm terrible at frame shops. So many choices!

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    1. The worrying part is that Angus can now pass as French ! Looking at the dress sense of the local farmers in the cafe this is a real worry !

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  8. Tourists now perceive you as being French. I wonder if the local citizens do the same.
    I always enjoy seeing the architecture and street scenes in your corner of France.

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  9. Ahhhh...a local. An English-born couple who were principal and secretary of a small school nearby, said that after 22 years they were almost seen as residents by the locals.

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