Thursday, December 19, 2019
The storms that swept in from the Bay of Biscay and felled the cypress trees have gone. The morning turns out to be bright and warm. Sophie hurtles out of the houses as fast as those titanium knee joints will carry her. She is keen to get her day started.
The Old Farmer returns with his lady friend. He has come to pick apples from his orchard. ' Not like those things they sell in the supermarkets. These things have real taste ' he informs 'The Font'. Later today, after the apple picking, they will be going to the over 60's spectacular in the little market town. A day out for the areas retirees. Songs are sung, wine is consumed, two hot meals are served and a band comes all the way from Toulouse to entertain. Gossip is dispensed. Coincidentally, the local politicians will be there to remind the attendees of the upcoming municipal elections in March.
Angus heads off with Sophie to the bakers. Sophie is given a small choux pastry treat by the girl behind the counter. On our way home we listen to the impeachment proceedings on the radio. Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz , Steve King and a soon to retire Mark Meadows fill the airwaves with their take on events. What will the French radio audience make of it all ?
The PON princess thinks a buche de noel might be a good thing to buy but we settle for a wholegrain loaf.
Christmas song 16. Bavarian man in a snowy field with an electric guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX826naanRM