Wednesday, January 23, 2019


On our morning walk we see a large fox, a weasel and a calf that's escaped from the barn and is enjoying the fresh grass in the orchard. Bob barks at the calf but decides not to chase it. The calf seems quite unconcerned.

Add to that the crispy end bits from a croissant and you have the makings of the best day ever.

This mornings cake selection lacklustre.

The PONs are doing their best to cope with the activity in the house. Aude, the bi-polar decaratrice was here all day yesterday. She brought biscuits of the crunchy variety. These were gratefully received. The full gang are expected to return later this morning. 

The cleaning lady is also expected. 'The Font' saw her yesterday to see what's happening with her car. The garage is waiting for a new wing to be delivered. In the meantime she's driving around in a little Peugeot 305 courtesy car.

Winter mayhem on I-95. A tired surgical resident on a back to back shift heads to the vending machine for a Snickers. He's asked to look in on an old lady. She's alone, uncertain, sometimes awake, sometimes confused but wanting her hand held and her favourite hymn sung. A white coated stranger with an atonal voice, a smile and a black eye from a weekend rugby game sits by her. A tender stroke of the brow while she's told how very beautiful she is. What are the chances of finding a grandson of the manse who would know the words of this  ? Serendipity for a long journey ?  

And here's another I-95 medical story :


WFT Nobby said...

I suspect that Angus might be thinking this morning that at least one Cost Centre is proving that the money was well spent.

Taste of France said...

I agree with Bertie. (wiping tears that are pouring down cheeks)

Susan said...

Angus every day you surprise and delight me with how connected to your humanity you are. I love the blog and your links (even the ones with bagpipes...)

rottrover said...

Our thoughts exactly, Bertie!

Emm said...

What they said. Could we have you for president of the world, please?

Poppy Q said...

The bakers has a lot of dull offerings. Looks like Pons might need a wee trim. It is hard to see their eyes, or are they just sleepy.

Fat Dormouse said...

I think the cake selection isn't too bad - eclectic but not very attractively displayed!!