Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Why not ?


Angus is heading off to talk to men ( and two women ) in dark suits. There's time for a walk along the ridge and a chat on the storm drain before he has to get changed. Bob gives me his '' Why ? " look. Sophie has even more of a judgmental air. There will be people who tell you that dogs can't communicate displeasure. They're wrong.


A detour for a bowl of water and a slightly burnt espresso at the modern cafe.  The PONs each get a curly croissant end and a shared mignardise.  This, in some small way, compensates for the interruption to a carefully crafted routine.


Piotr, the head Polish plumber, sees us as we head back across the village green. ' Two bedroom bathroom done. Two more bedroom bathroom to do ' he announces triumphantly. I ask if the owners of the house will be able to move in before the school holidays. '' I am seeing no reason why not " he replies with studied imprecision.

Two more election posters have arrived on the village notice board.  A rather jaunty one of smiling people for the Presidents party. They are promising 'rebirth' - another popular but difficult to pin down word from the political lexicon.


There is also a rather less smiley poster for a party with a hammer and sickle. The party of workers against big business. They appear to be vying for the same vote as Ian the Communist candidate.


Does the architecture of this bookstore intimidate ? : https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/05/infinite-bookstore/


10 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I hope the Polish plumbers are not learning certain French work habits...
    On returning to Aberdeen last night after 10 days away I found SNP, Conservative, Labour, Green and UKIP and Change UK election leaflets on my doormat. Thankfully, nothing featuring a photo of Nigel Farage but disappointingly, also nothing from the LibDems.
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. I think all the Lib Dems live in NE Fife.

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    2. Unbelievable. Turns out Scotland's lead Lib Dem candidate for the European elections is a fan of both this blog and Bertie's. She saw my comment here, and after some quick detective work, tracked me down, and half an hour ago knocked on my front door and hand delivered a Lib Den election leaflet. Yes really! Cheers, Gail.

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    3. What are the chances of that ? To NE Fife must be added Aberdeen !

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    4. Actually, the whole of Scotland. I won a seat. I found the Wee House whilst canvassing St Andrews, too

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  2. I love todays Pons photos. They are good kids looking at the camera.

    Couldn't walk into that bookstore. Even the photos make me feel dizzy.

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    1. Hari om
      Agreed. Not the place for this vertigo-vomity-violet! YAM xx

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  3. I might have nightmares having just looked at the bookstore photos! Some things you can't unsee.

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  4. Bailey Bob Southern DogMay 21, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    I am happy PON’s and Master spent the morning together, before your departure. I could manage the last picture of the book store. I find myself returning to the Twitter video of bouncing animals you shared with us, wish I could bounce!

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