A hearty good morning from Sophie. Sophie has taken to the car ramp. She runs up and down it as though it's the most natural thing in the world for a girl to do. Angus is delighted. Not having to lift her up reduces the incidence of 'twinges'. Being a diva Sophie views the ramp as some form of catwalk. Can a dog 'preen' ?
May 1st. A national holiday. The first of three this month. What you do on a national holiday in lockdown is anyones guess. Everything bar the bakers - shops, restaurants, museums - closed.
We go for the breakfast croissants and then detour into the valley for a trip to the waterfall.
A long noisy drink, an attempt to fish - ineptly - for minnows, and a lengthy glare at an overly friendly dragonfly are the highlights of this mornings excursion. We briefly discuss Gretchen Whitmers plans for a lockdown extension but Sophie has breakfast on her mind .
So starts a new month in a super quiet corner of deepest, deepest France profonde.
London in lockdown.This is beautiful : https://vimeo.com/411103765
Where Europeans live. We live in a deeply unfashionable part of France with a population density as low as most of Denmark or the more densely populated parts of Sweden. Being somewhere deeply unfashionable can be a positive at times like this :
This is sooo kool... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr745tCMeKI
Ordered this from Harmonia Mundi in Paris. The CD arrives within 24 hours. A composer we'd never heard of and relaxing music to have playing in the background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TySsHyxcFwM
This is the first time I'd ever seen the term 'neck gaiter' . At $85 for 3 someones making money: https://www.swagright.com/collections/homepage/products/maga-neck-gaiter