Sunday, January 26, 2020

Language skills needed.

An admonitory look from Sophie this morning. She wonders why Angus takes so long to get ready.

The donkeys are at the bottom of their field and ignore us. The same can't be said for the horses.

They are particularly friendly this morning . Sophie isn't overly happy to be at the receiving end of their attention. Horses can seem so big when close up. Much better to maintain some distance.

Off to the Sunday morning market to buy some flowers ...

... and some bread.

An interesting sign of the times. We see three people wearing face masks. The French radio coverage of the Corona virus outbreak has induced a state of anxiety amongst some of the locals. A case in Bordeaux has been reported. All three mask wearers have covered their mouths but not their noses. Angus wonders whether he should point out the illogicality of this but decides his French isn't up to the finer points of epidemiological transmission mechanisms. Angus and Sophie shall closely monitor how many locals are wearing face masks.


  1. Just love Sophie's "admonitory look".
    No face masks yet observed in Aberdeen.

    1. When it comes to medical crises some nationalities are late adopters. Others have a greater tendency towards the hypocondriacal .

  2. Hari OM
    Well, the important thing to know is, this is one of those viruses which primarily spread through close contact with another individual, in particular through coughing and sneezing on somebody else who is within a range of about 3 to 6 feet from that person. The masks aren't really going to be that protective if you get 'splattered'...

    That bread table is very inviting... and open to be splattered upon...

    (Crikey. Is this my verbal 'admonitory look'???!!!) YAM xx

  3. Sophie you do look fed up.

    This virus is sounding scary. I am not sure that marks will do much.

  4. Oh dear, Sophie does look somewhat displeased. Angus, you're dragging your feet, when there's a whole world out there ready to be chased, smelt and generally investigated - except for those horses! There might even be some obnoxious poo to roll in!
    No masks here yet, but who knows if, in time, they will become a necessity or merely a fashion accessory?

  5. Angus, the first photo of a disconsolate Sophie is stunning.

  6. Bailey Bob Southern DogJanuary 26, 2020 at 4:25 PM

    You have captured an entirely different look of Sophie for us, in your first picture! I would expect to see a painted portrait of this picture hanging in a country lodge.

  7. Wonder if the mask-wearers would buy bread from an outside table.....
    Love Sophie's look.

  8. I heard on the news that you have a better chance of getting the flu from someone than the coronavirus.

    And I'm with Sophie, horses are best admired from a distance.