Thursday, October 31, 2019
Good morning from Sophie. She is up and out in search of C-A-T-S at first light.
After breakfast a day of high drama unfolds.
The departmental health and safety team are in the village.
They apply broad yellow tape to the glass doors in the Salle des Fetes. The team then move to the town hall where more broad yellow stripes are applied to the two glass doors that lead onto the terrace. The mayors secretary is unhappy about this intrusion on her workplace. She tuts .
Two gentlemen in red overalls excavate a hole in front of the church and erect a new disabled parking sign. The third in our village of 67 souls.
A third team wire up the defibrillator on the town hall terrace. There can be no doubting it's wired up. A green light on top of the defibrillator case now flashes on and off every five seconds - day and night.
The gentlemen who apply tape continue their quest for more surfaces to improve. Behind the Salle des Fetes the low ceiling beam outside the ladies lavatory soon sports a bright red and white cover.
In a final burst of activity a sign is screwed onto the terrace woodwork requesting any passing barbecuers to protect the roof before lighting a fire. Why anyone would light a barbecue under the kitchen terrace roof is something of a mystery. The letter 'M' comes off the sign but after a lengthy discussion between the mayor and the workmen the sign is put up any way.
All this activity reminds Angus that he's promised to buy The Old Farmer a 'No Publicity' sticker. This is attached to his post box while Bob looks on and provides encouragement.
So passes a day in a village which is now super healthy and safe. The PONs have followed events with great interest. For them things not only get better they also get more and more interesting. If only the workmen had brought biscuits.