Monday, January 6, 2020
Find and feast.
Sophie wanders into the kitchen to find out why I'm not ready to head off on our morning walk. I explain that shoe laces have to be tied. She gives me an unforgiving ' What a lame excuse ' look. Today, it's clear, is a flat hair day.
Chilly this morning. Above freezing but not by much. This is of course PON weather and a time when those thick impenetrable coats are worth their weight in gold. Sophie scurries off along the lane, head down, tail waving. There may be owl kill to find and feast on. She looks up briefly at the goats and donkeys but ignores the geese and horses.
Apples in the greengrocers now being sold in paper containers. I'd seen this in Marks and Spencers in London last month . Good to see the plastic free idea catching on here. Grapes are now sold in open paper bags. This is environmentally friendly but allows 'grazers' to reach in and sample them. I see one man munch away on no less than six grapes. Popped into his mouth one after the other. What's left of the bunches more stalk than grape. The local French are great grazers - a trait that drives me insane on health and honesty grounds.
Chinese Nashi from China. I have yet to see anyone buy these. Presumably someone out there is longing for a dinner time Nashi ? Perhaps not.
A retirement home for whales :
Saving St.Marks ? : https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/st-mark-s-wants-to-build-a-perspex-anti-flood-wall