Thursday, January 16, 2020
From inside the house it's clear that outside the house there's the most wonderful sunrise.
Angus and Sophie saunter along the lane enjoying the light come up and the dark disappear. For a few minutes Sophie glows bright salmon pink. The ultimate diva. The horses wander over to see us. Sophie picks up pace and we pass them without her looking up. She makes sure Angus is between her and the horses. You can never be too sure with horses.
This morning we go to the cafe by the motorway. The cake selection is humdrum .....
.... but the croissants are as good as anything you'd get in Paris. In our time in France we've become great croissant snobs. You'd think that all croissants here would be great. Not true. Some taste like processed white bread. Others like brioche. Most are on the right side of acceptable. It's something to do with the way the dough is folded and refolded. At this cafe they're just right. Having them still warm from the oven may be a major factor in how we rank them. Sophie is less fussy. For her all croissant ends score a hearty 11/10. Two croissant ends score 12/10.
'The Font' has been in Scotland making sure the wee house is ready for our next group of visiting American academics. The last tenants had two lively young children. Nothing the decorator wasn't able to see to with a couple of quick touch up coats.
It is that time of the year when 'The Font' thinks it would be a good idea to leap in the car and head north to a new Swedish hotel. It has a spa but even Sophie might find it chilly. There is a great day out with the 'Moose whisperer' : https://arcticbath.se/
As music goes this is very innocent :