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