Friday, December 8, 2017

Borderline psychotic ?


The Old Farmer and the Belgian lady head off in the venerable Mercedes to do some Christmas shopping in Toulouse.  The car 'purrs' along the road at 30 km/h. This a decorous speed for a gentleman with a lady passenger. The PONs watch them go.


Bob and Sophie also set off in the car. Who would believe that a year ago this young lady was having a second titanium knee operation ?


We head off for a walk down to the waterfall. One side of the ridge is bathed in sunshine. The other layered in cloud. A sure sign that a change in the weather is coming. 'The Font' calls to ask if it would be a good idea to pick up the Christmas cards from the printers in London. This was something Angus was asked to arrange in September. It's still on the things to do list. Angus suggests that trip to the printers might be a wasted journey.


The PONs stop to stare at two ladies painting the windows of the supermarket with seasonal scenes.


The rugby club has put up a poster for next weekends match. There will be an evening to judge ' the most beautiful Christmas pullover'. Angus silently wonders how the French have managed to acquire a reputation as being the most sophisticated nation on earth. There is something about the photo of the not quite as young as they were farmers  that suggests that speed is not the home teams forte.


At the hardware store a Father Christmas has been set up in the lobby. He's wearing one wellington boot and has a paunch. Is this French humour or is one of the employees borderline psychotic ? The 'Fifty Shades of Grey'  glasses suggests the latter.

So starts  Friday morning in deepest France profonde.



Norways most famous Christmas tune ? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYsvx6XuR1I











9 comments:

  1. No cards at the printer's, eh? I sense an evening of hand-writing and signing cards is in your future.
    That Santa is a bit scary.

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    1. You might be right about the card signing.

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  2. If I had young children I'm pretty sure I'd keep them well away from the particular Father Christmas.
    Cheers, Gail.
    PS The snow has arrived on schedule here in Aberdeen.

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  3. Gosh hasn't time flown. It is 12 months since Mlle Sophies adoring fans across the world had their fingers crossed for her successful recovery.
    Clearly Sophie is as tough as old boots and all our prayers were answered, hopefully just like those for Loic, his mum and the Old Farmer. by the way who is winning in the bright light dept ROFH Christmas tree or the old Farmers Lights.

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  4. Oh dear, Angus, I suspect you'll be on the receiving end of 'The Font's' disapproval when she returns home. You'll be made to write all the Christmas cards yourself - without any help ! Maybe the PON's will help by licking the envelopes for you?
    Whatever happened to the jovial Santa's of our youth?

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    1. The PONs are more likely to chew than lick.

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  5. That's quite a lunch for the football. The Santa does have a slight porn air...

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  6. Norway’s most favorite Christmas tune was lovely, such a talented young man. The Christmas scene in the hardware store is wrong on so many levels! Something special happened in the Atlanta Georgia US area today. It snowed from early morning until late evening. My heart goes out to those dealing with the fires in California. Maybe you could send Happy New Years cards through out January.

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    1. Snow in Atlanta ? Maybe people will wake up to the fact that there is such a thing as climate change .

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