Saturday, January 13, 2018


The Font' is due back tomorrow. This can't come a moment too soon for the PONs who have noticed that a diet of plain kibble and burnt chicken casserole is not the height of canine gastronomy.

We stand and watch the carrousel on the market square being disassembled. Bob is keen to christen a pink flying elephant but is hurried into the cafe for a bowl of water and a shared half croissant .

Sophie looks like she's in need of a thorough grooming. Bob doesn't look too bad. Bob has one of those coats that always looks vaguely cared for. Sophie has a coat that's a bit like memory foam. It takes the squiffy form of whatever she's been lying against most recently. 

Today, in the car, the PONs face a different way from the way they've faced every other day of their lives. I ask them why ? They look at me .

This is interesting :

But this is out of this world :

French television shows the installation of the new archbishop of Paris. A truly medieval scene and a chance to hear the Notre Dame organ in full spate. I wouldn't want to watch the whole video but the light (for a minute or two) at the 20:30 mark in full screen is remarkable: 


  1. Isn't that mandala pattern marvellous.
    I wonder why the PONs changed position. It's as if they are turning their backs on something?

  2. Hari Om
    ...were the PONs pondering the bishop's installation by facing to Paris? As good an explanation as any in the world of the mysterious! As a scholar of Vedic Philosophy (mysterious to many), I found the mandala representation affirming. YAM xx

  3. I've been here 'doing' links. No surprise to see where the most valuable US real estate is located except perhaps for southern Arizona and apparently Houston. I am not a religious person, but I find these ceremonies fascinating, truly medieval as you say. And not a woman in sight of course.

  4. Unfortunately some of the most valuable real estate in Montecito, California was hit by wild fires and now horrible mudslides that killed and destroyed homes. It looks like a war zone.

  5. On a side note, I just read a National Geographic Magazine article about Scotland and Unicorns..who knew!

    1. When corresponding with a friend, she always inquires how Baileycorn is.

  6. A change is as good as a holiday, they say. Maybe the dogs are trying that.

  7. I've always wanted to attend the service in ND that occurs one Thursday a month where Saint Louis' crown of thorns (that the Sainte Chapelle was made to house) is brought out. An extraordinary tradition.