We're staying close to home today. The Security Police raided the yellow jacket encampment at the local motorway exit last night and found 30 Molotov Cocktails, 3 pipe bombs and 5 bottles of acid. Not a day for venturing out. There are 89,000 police on duty nationwide in case of violence. Pity the poor shopkeepers who instead of having one of the busiest weekends of the year are in batten down mode. The government doesn't seem to have realized that demonstrations without a leader and without a specific grievance are of the most dangerous kind. The heavy rain and cold winds are the best hope for things remaining calm.
The PONs are oblivious to human anger. For them it's another day for high adventure.
At first light we take the little car ( yellow vest positioned on the dashboard in the hope any protesters will think we're supporters and wave us through ) and drive to the bakers. As we pass the American style hamburger restaurant we note that they're serving a Jingle Bells burger. If that doesn't appeal then there's an Exotic Duck Burger.
The bakers offerings are a bit more seasonal this morning although the predominant colour remains an unfestive brown.
In the greengrocers large juicy pomegranates are a sure sign Christmas is getting close. A tiny splash of freshly squeezed Pomegranate juice adds a pleasant tartness to Champagne.
Christmas Song # 5 sung on the steps of a snow bound Finnish railway station. It's not really a Christmas song but there's a Christmas tree in it and lots of warmly dressed Finns and is beautifully sung: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4i6Stj8h0s