Friday, December 28, 2018

PONs love macaroons.

The greengrocers shelves depleted after the holidays. There is one every so slightly grumpy man slowly restocking the shelves. We avoid a lady who we think is mad because she's walking up and down the aisles talking loudly to herself. She's still doing this at the cash desk. The spirited conversation stops when she takes out her i-Phones ear piece to pay by credit card. She's full volume again when she gets into the car park.

The display of cherries makes you wonder what's wrong with those that are left.

The local baker is back into his mostly brown phase. The stock of colourful Buche de Noel is a mere shadow of its pre-holiday self. Bob and Sophie get choux pastry slivers so they're happy.

Back at home Sophie heads across the village green in pursuit of cats. The village is suddenly inundated with cats. Most of the felines are careful to avoid the PONs and scurry away when the braying duo emerge from the front gate. However, there is one evil ginger cat that brazens it out by lying low and hissing. Sophie is determined to square off with this ferocious beast. She is encouraged away.

In the afternoon the PONs are loaded into the back of the car and driven to the local market town. Angus buys a dozen macaroons from the macaroon shop. They make them just right so that they follow the happy line between being too brittle or too gooey. PONs love macaroons - even in small quantities. For Bob an Sophie a quick taste of macaroon  marks this out as quite probably the best day - ever.

I fear that after that Father Christmas phone call with the 'marginal' seven year old this annoying clip will become a Christmas classic :


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Cherries at this time of year? Imports. That's what's wrong with them. Then again, if that's all that's left, maybe not... YAM xx

Emm said...

Now I'm all mixed up. You're showing what I call macarons, whereas macaroons are little pyramidal things of coconut and slightly gooey. Not to be confused with Macrons. I suppose I should follow the PON model and not worry about lexicographic niceties on the best day ever.

Angus said...

You are absolutely right but in my defence there's macaroons on the top shelf, macarons below and all sorts of enticing things further along next to the strawberry tarts. Macrons seem to be out of fashion.

Angus said...

Argentinian and surprisingly good.

Poppy Q said...

Now that is a bakers display I like.

WFT Nobby said...

PONs are not alone in their love of macarons (always a treat at meetings at Total in Aberdeen)!
Cheers, Gail en passant through Schipol.


That ginger cat CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lady loves macaroons too.