Tuesday, November 21, 2017

By barks alone.

'The Font' cracks a tooth and is taken - with the PONs - to the airport. The kind, gentle London dentist will take care of it first thing . It's good we opt for the last flight. On the PONs morning walk there's thick freezing fog that would have made a pre-dawn journey down the motorway a nightmare.

On the return journey Sophie realizes that she and Bob are alone in the car with Angus.

This can only mean one thing. A radical deterioration in the standard of her cuisine.

Sophie cannot hide her inner anguish.

Dogs do not communicate by barks alone.

The things one learns : https://thewire.in/197695/nehru-patron-saint-soviet-sexual-liberation/

For lovers of Japanese television this clip from the game show '' slippery stairs " is addictive : 


  1. Is there an implication that dentists in France are not so kind and gentle?

    1. More a memory of the dentist in the Piazza Navonna in Rome who didn't believe in anaesthetic. Much easier to scream in your native language !

    2. My dentist here looks like my childhood crush, Andy Williams. That does a lot toward alleviating any pain.

  2. Poor Sophie - but never mind she'll soon be back !

  3. the slippery stairs resemble the UK's Brexit negotiations

  4. had a similar dentist to the dentist in Rome but now have one like the London dentist. They are a pleasure ( well almost) to visit , but only because you have no choice. Typical Sophie to think of the cuisine in the absence of the Font

  5. Hari OM
    Making dentistry one of the more expensive health requirements, as if we didn't already know that.... Great article; and two seconds of the stair was enough for me. YAM xx

  6. I always enjoy your links. Nice double-header today. The slippery steps is a game we play in canada every winter. Slippery Hill is another popular one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfDZixZFzms

  7. We use the local Dental School. They're very good, and gentle because they want to pass.

    Had to fast forward through the Slippery Stairs. Hope the prize was a good one!