Sophie returns from her early morning tour of the orchard. I ask about her paws. She ignores me.
'Get your home ready for Spring' says the sign in the garden centre. A truly frightening mannequin stands at the centre of a display that also includes a dark green roller bin and a fibreglass object that may or may not be a piece of sculpture. It might also be a very fancy hosepipe reel.
The mannequin has that '' I dismember my neighbours '' look.
What is it the French spray on their gardens that could possibly justify dressing like this ?