Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Angus is up early talking to men in dark suits. Iran and China dominate the conversation - as they have since early April. Pompeo's meeting with the EU foreign ministers in Brussels was borderline amicable. Lots of 'indications' but no proof. Hungary's Prime Minister is fearful of auto tariffs. His host seemed unaware that the Hungarian economy is based on assembling Audi's. The PONs very sensibly doze under my desk.
Finally, it's time to get out. Sophie waits impatiently for her brother who has come out of the house and been distracted by the carrier pigeons . The look on her face says it all.
As the sun rises there are molehills to be excavated. Bob gives his nose a good lick but can't quite manage to get rid of the mud on the top .
Mud of a different variety faces us near the car park. They've started to dig up the roads in the little market town. This makes the simple task of getting the PONs from the car to the cafe rather difficult. There is machinery to be sniffed and in Bobs case ' christened '.
In the supermarket the annual restocking of the 'Foods of the World ' aisle has taken place. Fluff, Bagel Chips, Peanut Butter and Jelly Beans fill the American section. Angus wonders if these are the same jars of Fluff that have been on the shelves since last year. Or, are there secret French Fluff eaters who avidly devour this exotic delicacy as soon as it becomes available?
While looking for this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9xHLo4w1-s&t=46s I stumbled on this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUDyDIEbc8Q . Not often you hear a singer without the aid of a backing band. He looks nervous.