Friday, December 27, 2019
A corker of a sunrise this morning.
Today, Angus and Sophie decide to try out the bakers by the motorway pay station. It's one of those nationwide chains that we feel slightly snooty about. The croissants turn out to be remarkably good. The young ladies behind the counter find Sophie to be 'cute' and deserving of a piece of wholemeal biscuit. Sophie is of the opinion ( if manic tail wagging is any indication ) that we should frequent this baker more often. Two or three times a day - between meals - would be her ideal. The fact that the croissant was served warm is an additional positive.
The bakers have Galette des Rois out on the counter in readiness for the New Year. Although its still early in the morning people are buying them. Two workmen in overalls wander off to their van laughing. They have paper crowns on their heads.
Back at home the family princess demonstrates her ability to be groomed and then five minutes later look as if she's never been near a brush in her life.
Breakfast upstairs. 'The Font' is trying out a new stuffing recipe. This requires pork shoulder and peaches. Sophie demonstrates a keen interest in the pork shoulder being minced. In fact Sophie believes she should be on the kitchen counter helping.
The new Australian ad designed to attract UK tourists :