Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Let the River Run.
We're up early talking to men in dark suits. Overnight polls have been a surprise. We discover that the word 'gubernatorial' is very difficult to pronounce if you speak English with a Beijing accent. The names Claire McCaskill and Joe Donnelly are also difficult for the Mandarin tongue to get around.
Conversation over we head out into the garden. Angus is still coming to terms with the asymmetrical nature of Bobs muzzle cut. Bob, thankfully, seems unaware of his lopsidedness.
Sophie's windswept facial asymmetry is entirely natural.
This morning our walk is interrupted by
a) the arrival of men from the water board to lay new drainage pipes ( Bob is 200% transfixed )
b) the mayor to tell us that the Very Old Farmer ( as opposed to The Old Farmer ) has been admitted to hospital after falling out of his bed again
c) the wife of the German billionaire to tell us about her new pre-distressed kitchen.
We go to the modern cafe for our morning croissant. Not a good choice as the local teenagers are skipping school and racing their motorbikes over the speed bumps. Sophie settles under the table but due to the noise Bob is on edge. He stands and wolfs down his croissant end. The modern cafe appeals to a 'southern' inner city crowd. This is perhaps why it serves rather alarming looking chocolate croissants.
Swiss Miss Marshmallow Madness appears in the supermarkets American foods section. It's next to Bob's Red Mill Honey Oat Granola. On closer inspection the Miss Marshmallow product turns out to be some sort of cocoa drink with brightly coloured pieces of jelly floating on top. The claim on the box that there are no artificial sweeteners is presumably there to draw your mind away from the cornucopia of artificial colourings that go into it.
These people seem very happy. In terms of sentiment 'Let the River Run' seems a good choice for today : https://youtu.be/OArIoBORaYs?t=4