Angus has had zero luck in working out how to deal with the sedimented feed pipe from the tank to the furnace. Since the tank was installed six years ago we've had a concrete patio laid. This of course goes right over the offending pipe. I find a specialist plumber who says he'll come out to look at in late January. He adds for good measure '' You've got an English accent that you could cut with a knife ". I thank him.
The bird feeders are replenished twice a day with sunflower seeds. Blue Tits, Goldfinches and Bull Finches much in evidence. Sophie glares at them all.
Back in the village the ladies of the Beautiful Bye Ways Committee are busy setting up the creche in the church. When they finish the church is locked. It will stay locked until the New Year. They've carried on decorating a creche since the village last had a priest in 1954. The locals may find this tradition charming . Angus thinks setting up a creche in an empty locked church is spooky in an Edgar Allan Poe '' At midnight there was no one there but the pews were always full " way.
Bob finds a knotted purple ( really its a most unferocious shade of pink but I don't want to tell him ) rope toy under an olive tree. His delight is palpable. There is no sign of the cat in the acacia.
Just another Sunday morning in deepest, deepest France profonde. A record of those little things too unimportant for a diary but which make life, life.
' Let duty be well peformed '. Sunday morning music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKWdoJClhA