Tuesday, April 30, 2019
According to the weather forecast this is likely to be the first day of the year that's going to be hot rather than warm.
It's the 20th birthday of The Old Farmers grand daughter. She lives in Toulouse. He's up at first light to buy her some flowers and then drive down to give them to her before she heads off to college. The much adored Mercedes has been lovingly waxed and polished for this special occasion. He waves at the PONs as he heads off proudly down the lane. The grand daughter has arranged lunch for her grandfather and a dozen or so of her friends. He has been looking forward to it for a week.
Workmen show up to fit the new security system. Brexit means that we can no longer use the insurance company in the UK that we've used for the last 30 years. The new insurer insists we have an updated alarm system installed. The PONs are desperately keen to help the electricians with the wiring. They are encouraged outside for a long walk - much to the relief of the man trying to put up new sensors.
This morning Bob and Angus discuss the differing ways in which Turkey, India and China have responded to tighter oil sanctions on Iran. China will do what it wants and India and Turkey will pretend to obey the rules. Bob thinks coercive diplomatic behaviour often leads to unexpected consequences. For example a treat always gets him into the back of the car whereas a firm tone can bring on clinical deafness. At this point the young garagiste races by, beeps his horn and waves. This causes master and dog to look up and lose the thread of their conversation.
A bizarre list :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKuN7rnKtE0
The kayak, the seal and the octopus : https://twitter.com/Huk06/status/1121122238898561024