The PONs return from their St.Andrews Day walk to the waterfall and are loaded into the back of the car. Bob takes his place on the right. Sophie on the left. This morning ' tweets ' have been the subject of Bob and Angus's storm drain conversation. Who could possibly benefit when NATO's two closest allies fall out ?
Sophie has been busy searching for moles on the river bank.
She wears her mud caked inquisitiveness with pride.
The family diva is unloaded from the car and given a thorough muzzle clean with a warm flannel. Bob also gets out of the car. On the lane outside the two tykes head off to school and shout out ' woof-woof ' as they pass the gate. Getting the PONs back in to the car has to wait until the school bus and the two delightful brothers have gone.
Later we go to the hardware store. The projectors that we saw in the Walgreens in DC have made their way to France. They project Christmas trees and Santas and other festive images onto your outside wall. In Walgreens they were $30 or so. Here they're close to three times that.
In the greengrocers cranberries appear.
When was the last time you heard a mandolin being played ? Who ever knew the Dutch had a National Mandolin Orchestra ? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thjQpovdTC0