Thursday, November 8, 2018
We're up early talking to men in dark suits. Rarely has a press conference been so discussed and analyzed. Bob and Sophie snore, almost quietly, under the desk as I talk about how 'reviews' by an 'acting' AG can last forever.
The water company has almost finished laying the new drainage pipes into the field that was blasted by the August mini tornado. Bob is still entirely engrossed in what the workmen are up to. Thankfully, today, they're at the far end of the field.
The Peruvian oranges in the greengrocers aren't selling. Hardly surprising as they're small, bruised and green. The price has been reduced to E0.99 a kilo. If that isn't inducement enough a sign has gone up informing would be purchasers that despite their rustic appearance they are '' sweeter than traditional varieties ".
On the way back to the Volvo and the patiently waiting PONs I notice a rather 'architectural ' tree.
Christmas goodies make an appearance in the supermarket.
Bob, Angus and Sophie stop on the way home for a walk along the old ox track that wends its way down from the ridge to the Holy well. The Holm Oaks still green but the beeches and elms turning yellow. The low winter sun casting long shadows. There are fewer trees that there would have been and the fields are larger but otherwise this view can't have changed much in a thousand years .
Macron starts a week of Armistice memorials with the German President at a concert in Strasbourg. Madame Macron is looking good. The German President will be in London with the Queen on the 11th : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFPmPbp65kk
This light show in Notre Dame is nothing short of stunning. Perhaps we'll go next year ? : https://youtu.be/CEdC8x-tABY?t=637
And the British Ambassador has been out selling Poppies at the station : https://twitter.com/UKinFrance/status/1060193189322280965