Friday, November 16, 2018
An Oscar winning performance
There may be snow in New York but in a little French village where nothing ever happens :
1) Workmen put up red and white striped ribbon around the war memorial.
2) The mayor stops by to tell us The Very Old Farmer passed away yesterday in hospital. He will be laid to rest next to his wife this afternoon. Can we be there to make up the numbers ?
3) Loic blows leaves into large piles that Sophie leaps in and out of like a thing possessed.
The Miele washing machine man arrives to repair the machine he repaired two months ago. Guess that makes it a re-repair. It promptly broke down again three days after his last visit. Since then we've been using the dogs washing machine. '' I've got it going again but don't know how long it'll last ". This is a very French comment that mixes hope and imprecision in equal measure. He doesn't charge. He also gives me a voucher for E89 off a new Miele machine.
Bob has eaten something. We think it might have been a toadstool.
He has all the symptoms of a very sore tummy.
Sophie may be the family diva but only a male PON can do Oscar winning misery. He makes it quite clear he is Mr.Glum. At 1:46 am Bob has the common sense to wander in to the bedroom and stick a hot dry nose in my ear to let me know he needs to go out in the garden. Over breakfast 'The Font ' is surprised to discover that Bob and his master have been up during the night. How anyone can sleep through Angus getting up, putting on a dressing gown, switching on the hall lights, going downstairs, being greeted by Sophie, opening up two sets of noisy garden doors and then doing it all in reverse is a mystery.
This morning Sophie is in fine form. While her brother sleeps she gets all the attention.
French Friday morning music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4S5UMmvi4I