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.