Bob and 'The Font' help The Old Farmer get his motor home ready. He's going off to visit his wife's grave. He tells 'The Font' that when things get on top of him the best thing to do is drive over to see her for a long chat. '' She always knows what to do ". Seems his hip operation is causing him some pain and the cold northerly wind isn't helping. Bob checks the back of the venerable Ford Transit for cats. Our old neighbour heads off with a flask of Swedish coffee , a plate of still warm Pepparkakor and a striped aluminium framed deck chair for him to sit on. He's also taking his miners helmet style head light and his mobile phone with the extra large buttons.
Sophie and Angus go to the market. The fruiterer has Ile de la Reunion pineapples. They are best between the end of October and mid-March. '' The ones from Mauritius aren't nearly as good " the young man behind the counter tells me before adding " same goes for mangoes ".
At the fishmongers we are two in line away from an old warrior. He briefly perks up when he sees Sophie then drifts off again into that uncomplicated place old dogs minds inhabit. Sophie is greatly taken with the prawns. We shall have them for a lunchtime risotto. The old warrior briefly wakes as Sophie goes. His tail wags.
The Monday morning cake collection heavy on raspberries and tinned pears
Some Twitter feeds are educational : https://twitter.com/simondonner/status/1093880379205799936
Love the line in this ' relations between the P5 are not easy at the moment ''. A master of understatement : https://blogs.fco.gov.uk/aidanliddle/2019/02/06/disarmament-blog-the-p5-meet-in-beijing/
This morning there are three planets in the sky. This is an Australian explanation of how cool that is : https://veratevelde.blogspot.com/2018/09/high-on-life.html