Saturday, January 26, 2019


Bob stands in the library and alerts me to the fact that the ladies from the Women's Cooperative are at the front gate. Having made little progress this week they have opted to work on a Saturday morning. It would have been helpful if they'd let us know.

The Old Farmer spent yesterday tinkering with the venerable Ford Transit motor home. His central heating still isn't working so he's planning to drive down to Perpignan where he hopes it will be warmer. He is rather unhappy that the village cats have discovered an open skylight in the roof of the old Ford and have been 'sheltering' inside. 

Aude, the bipolar decaratrice, has failed to bring biscuits. Aude is glared at by Sophie.  There is some consolation in the fact that Loic the heavily bifocaled gardener shows up to blow leaves. Loic is oblivious to the presence of two shaggy companions who follow along behind him redistributing his handiwork.

The cake display at the bakers still unexciting. However, the croissant is exceptional. There is little point in commenting on this as Bob and Sophie think all croissants are exceptional.

The apple tarts look OK. It's the red fruit ones that seem to be lacking in finesse.

There are Brownies !

This Scottish hotel has reopened. There are 70 different wallpapers. The bar looks like a great place to spend a wet highland afternoon  :


Lisa in Tokyo said...

Well, if our son ends up going to the University of Aberdeen, now we'll have somewhere nearby to visit! (He has been quite taken by the Olympic-level sports facilities, but I'm not sure he's quite grasped exactly how far north Aberdeen is or how cold it might be.)(He's gone off St. Andrews, where the only track was outdoors on the top of a windy hill - very unfortunate.)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
"Imaginatively restored"... all the money in the world can't buy taste.
Have got my eye on one o those mille feuille. YAM xx

Angus said...

There is another, quite famous, place to run in St.Andrews. It's just as windy :

WFT Nobby said...

Hmm. A wet Highland afternoon. That would be today. It's only a 80 minute drive from here. I hope the hotel isn't now too posh to welcome dogs!

WFT Nobby said...

Hi Lisa, if your son is serious about Aberdeen and has any questions I could help with, you can contact me at bouncing(dot)bertie(at)outlook(dot)com. I've lived in the city for 20 years and have studied at the University (and yes, the sports facilities are now excellent). And it's not THAT much colder and windier than St Andrews.... Cheers, Gail.

Poppy Q said...

I wonder if you will get to spend Sunday in peace?

I wonder what the Mystery cake is on the bottom shelve?

Anonymous said...

The hotel looks marvellous. One for the list.

Emm said...

I, too, wonder about the mystery cake on the bottom shelf. "exotique"??
Hope the OF has a good trip to Perpignan.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm surprised to see brownies and what looks like chocolate chip cookies at the bakery - That's so "American!" :-)