Thursday, December 7, 2017

Safety downstairs.

'The Font' heads off at first light for the airport. Round two of the cracked tooth and the dentists chair beckons.

Sophie deals with her separation anxiety by digging.

Loic arrives, unexpectedly, to blow leaves. He does this for an hour then heads home. The PONs take great delight in leaping in and out of the leaf piles. It seems Loics mother is being allowed out of hospital for Christmas. Loic will be leaving the home for a while to be with her. Over the holidays meals will be provided and a carer / nurse will come three times a day. Not a level of service you'd expect to find in the UK.

At the hardware store we see a two metre artificial Christmas tree. The packaging says ' as good as a real one but with six hundred integral lights'. How cool is that ? We haul it off to the cash desk. Back at home we find the instructions are in Mandarin. After some initial problems of the 'surely it's not meant to look like that ?' variety Angus finally assembles it. Then with the aid of a bottle of 2010 Pomerol he decorates it. It doesn't seem two metres tall but the lights are very bright. In fact they're so bright Angus finds himself exclaiming aloud '' Goodness !". 

Sophie looks at the Christmas tree lights and heads to the safety of her bed downstairs. Bob sticks close to me.

The weather forecast for the UK seems about right for this time of the year.

Looks like an arctic chill is heading to our little corner of France profonde on Friday. Time to get those logs chopped.

Never believe the reviews. This made me laugh :

Day 7 of Advent and the cellist has moved to the top of a mountain :


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Looks like competition for the Old Farmer's star...

WFT Nobby said...

In Scotland, one has to look on the positive side, weather wise. Such was het tail wind last night, I barely had to turn the pedals on my six mile bike ride home from work!
Cheers, Gail.
PS Those lights are indeed rather bright.

MOPL said...

Whose lights are the brightest. ROFH from inside the house or Old Farmer from outside... close call

Taste of France said...

Let's hope the lights aren't wired so that if one goes out they all do.
Did you know Christmas lights get recycled? The plastic is stripped off and made into slipper soles.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yes bright - but mighty fine from this distance! Lovely news for Loic and mum (and yes, that's great care level). The cello kept tune well considering (of course it was studio recorded). The pop-up restaurant was entertaining. YES it's wild over here! YAM xx

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Angus said...

You can be sure that thoughts and prayers from all corners of the world are with those facing the LA fires. Stay safe and strong.

Anonymous said...

A torn rotator cuff has convinced me to also purchase a pre-lit tree this year. I await its arrival and wonder how bright it might be!
Very nice job; it looks lovely.
Hoping everyone in the North stays safe this night.

Coppa's girl said...

You won't need any other lights once the tree is lit up !
Good that Loic and his Mother can spend Christmas together at home - how caring the French health system is.

Emm said...

Your tree approaches landing-lights brightness. That and the Old Farmer's star should catch the eye of the international space station. Seriously, well done, those are tricky to assemble.
Good news about Loic and his mother.

Unknown said...

The tree is lovely and will add extra guidance to those planes headed for Toulouse.
Such cheering news about Loic and his mother.
By the amount of mud accumulated on Sophie her separation anxiety level must have been high.

Angus said...

Hope you're ok. Todays UK papers full of stories of dead horses.