Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Two mornings a week.
The storms stripping the leaves from the oak trees. Loic, the heavily bifocaled gardener, is now going to do two mornings a week in the garden. We've agreed this with the carers in his home. He does a good job of leaf blowing and he enjoys the thrill of driving the lawn tractor.Sophie's particularly happy to have leaf piles to burrow into twice as often. Loic loves the adventure ... and the company.
Despite my best efforts Sophie maintains her disdainful approach to the car steps.
We try more slivers of cheese to tempt her to use them. She eats the cheese then hops, lithely, into the back of the car. There comes a time in a dog owners life when you know that no matter how much time and effort you put in to a training routine the law of diminishing returns takes over.
There is still an 'atmosphere' in the village. Madame Bay informs us that the gendarmes have started an investigation into the altercation between the man with anger management issues and the builder working at the chateau. Charges are being pressed. The Belgian lady has given a witness statement. This morning Angus notes that there are three builders van sparked on the angry mans grass verge. Safety in numbers approach ?
The light and the sound tells you we're off to Scotland for Christmas Song 8 : https://youtu.be/Ivnv1U77okM?t=1893