Friday, December 22, 2017

Longer days ahead.

The winter solstice behind us Sophie is ready for longer days and more time outdoors.

Bob is put on his lead. Yesterday he lost his footing on the frosty grass and slipped,nose first,into the small pond. Of all the places in the world Bob could possibly drink from the pond by the horse field is his absolute favourite.

After her walk Sophie slumps into  deep sleep on the upstairs hallway floor. She keeps her back turned on the 'remarkable Christmas tree and its 600 flashing lights. It can't be a threat if you can't see it.

An unexciting display at the bakers. We pick up some quiches for tonights first gathering of the villagers at The Rickety Old Farmhouse. The PONs get some pastry which is enthusiastically received.

The hardware store has a seasonal special on food blenders.

We check out the local restaurants lunch menu. Pigs ear and snail starters give it an unmistakeably French flavour.

Italian television is very keen on broadcasts like this. Non -Italians might find a number of things interesting not least the near universal use of mobile phones. Why bother seeing the Pope when you can catch him on camera ? The security men seem remarkably relaxed about aggressive 'snappers'.


MOPL said...

Enjoy your evening. By the way that chocolate log at the Bakers looks incredibly naughty and nice

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Happy Noel and Bebe Rugbyman?

Taste of France said...

Oh the anticipation to hear about the soirée!

Coppa's girl said...

Will there be sausages on sticks and sausage rolls to supplement the quiches this evening? If not, what on earth are the PONs going to steal?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari oM
...saws?...axes?... tools on the buchette??? Offering those to guests might be considered an invitation to war! Hope the soiree runs smoothly. YAM xx

Sheila said...

I'm always amazed at how many 'snappers' there are at Presidential events. It seems quite plausible to me that someone will one day be able to figure out how to weaponize a phone. Maybe that's too Bondish. Surely the Pope may have felt a bit foolish carrying that diapered plastic doll. They could have wrapped it in swaddling clothes.
The Happy Noel sign amused me.

Unknown said...

Along with Sophie, I'm much in favor of longer days and more time outside. Hills to the south keep our garden and lawn mostly in shade (and frost) just now. I hope Bob's plunge into the pond wasn't too chilly.