Here we are well into out first week of lockdown easing. The village busier. No school buses yet but more courier vans despite Amazon France being closed. The old folks home still in quarantine.
The old mayor explains to me that he has to stay on in his role until the second round of elections in June. The second round had originally been scheduled for late March but because of the pandemic they were delayed. The new mayor is champing at the bit to get started and implement changes. The old mayor, I think, is rather enjoying this extended tour of duty. He has planted six new rose bushes by the pike pond.
Sophie has got quite used to having us around 24/7. For a sheepdog having their flock around all the time is a very natural state of affairs. In a gap in the rain Sophie and her master head off along the valley floor. Sometimes she walks ahead. Other times she lags behind looking for whatever is making the grass along the stream bank rustle.
The maskless ones tend to be males in a 45-55 age group in track suits. Angus allows a full 4 metre gap between him and a man in front who isn't wearing a mask and who spends much of his time in the check out line inserting his fingers in his nose. The young ladies at the cash desk ( they are all young ladies at the cash desk) stand behind perspex screens but emerge to wave a bar scanner over the intended purchases. This seems illogical. We won't be going back anytime soon.
This is interesting : https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1260784481159442434.html