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.
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/