Friday, January 31, 2020
Never out of fashion.
Sophie yawns and inadvertently demonstrates a pair of perfect incisors. We set off towards the donkey field passing the horses, geese and goats as we go. At the junction where the track winds up to the old widows house Sophie stops for a long drink from the water filled ditch. She perches precariously on the grass bank and slurps away.
A team of workmen in day-glo orange overalls have arrived in the village. A large white dumper truck is parked outside the church and a mechanical digger by the communal notice board. The workmen have installed a diversion sign on the speed bump. This means we have to turn right and detour by the end of the pike pond to get to the road to the bakers. I ask them what they're doing but they don't know yet. ' We're waiting for out boss to arrive '.
En route to our morning croissant we see a billboard with the new McDonalds advertising sign. 'Never out of fashion'. Angus finds this wryly amusing.
Back at home the family princess adopts an imploring look that suggests it might be a good idea to head off to McDonald's for some early morning sustenance.
And a Scottish song as sung on all variety of family occasions : https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/1222630442433744897