Thursday, January 17, 2019
The new cleaning lady starts work at The Rickety Old Farmhouse. She arrives at eight and parks her little old Renault on the driveway behind the dog car.
'The Font' greets her then loads the angelic duo into the back of the VW for a power walk round the lake.
Angus is on the phone to men in dark suits when he hears a loud thump.
'The Font' has reversed into the little Renault. One of those 'I knew it was there but didn't see it' moments. Considering the low speeds there is a surprising amount of damage . Both cars appear to be made of plastic. The little white Renault develops a large crack in the front passenger side wing. Bob and Sophie are delighted. They think it's all part of the days entertainment. They get out of the car.
Bob picks up a ball in his mouth and stands and watches.
His sister also finds the sudden activity to be spellbindingly interesting. She is 'encouraged' not to become intimately involved.
The new cleaning lady is reassured that everything will be repaired as new. Angus takes her car to the local garage. After two hours he gets a quote that you'd think was for a badly damaged Rolls Royce not a sixteen year old Renault.
'The Font' calculates that it's better to pay cash rather than claim on the insurance. We'd have to pay 40% of the cost ourselves and the annual premiums would go up by 35%. We'd also have to answer that question " Have you hand any accidents in the last ten years that were your fault ? "
Just another day in a small French village where nothing ever happens.
French President Macron on Brexit. A more lucid performance than could be expected from any British politician : https://youtu.be/E9Dy1kFl410
After that the best thing to do is listen to this : https://youtu.be/GVdt3x9jdOk