We go to the modern cafe on the industrial estate. Outside the tricoleur flutters briskly on the large flagpole put up for the Presidents recent visit. Easter, it seems, is going to be wet and windy.
The display of cakes on offer fails to entice Angus into buying. The pretty girl behind the counter provides Bob and Sophie with some choux pastry slivers. Bob is told he's handsome. A freshly shaved Sophie is told she looks adorable. This may not be entirely true. For the PONs it's shaping up to be the best day ever.
In the greengrocers a sign for Lemonquats.
Angus studies the fruit below the sign and decides the Lemonquats must be the small yellow coloured fruits. What appear to be mouldy oranges are perhaps Combavas ? Neither fruit would be found in a greengrocers on Mull.
White asparagus is now in high season. We buy enough for lunch. Boiled potatoes, ham and seasonal asparagus - a sure sign the year is rolling on.
Back at home Loic the heavily bifocaled gardener has parked his bike outside the gates. Bob and Sophie examine it carefully before rushing across the lawn to throw themselves into Loic's carefully crafted leaf piles. Loic remains oblivious to their antics.
When in London Angus goes to the bookstore. Piled up on the counter a new book about Prince Charles. The assistant says it's selling briskly. '' Well written and thought provoking " she informs me before adding " The author was here last week for a talk and we were packed out. He ended his talk with the words ' May the Queen live forever ''. Angus buys a copy. It turns out be written in an upmarket Kitty Kelly way and proves impossible to put down. 'The Font' has now started reading it. The author, it would have to be said, provides an unflattering ' warts and all ' view of the Prince. No wonder he ended his bookstore talk in the way he did.
Easter Saturday music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw