On the village green the lime tree that's always covered in bees has a new sign hanging on it, 1789 - 1989. It is improbable that the lime tree could be that old. Some of the oaks could quite possibly be that age but not a short lived lime. It is also highly improbable that the revolutionary villagers of 1789 having set fire to the castle, executed the owner , dealt with a breakdown in law and order and faced an Austrian invasion would have prioritized planting commemorative trees on the village green.
Local French peaches in the green grocers. We shall for the next month be a on a high peach diet. First strawberries, then melons, now peaches. The year has its unshakeable cycles.
This morning we go to the bakers that deals in cakes in primary colours.
We sit outside by a table that has been set up against the air conditioning unit. This makes conversation difficult so we skip through the impact of the new Hong Kong security law and the Russian 'bounty' revelations. Sophie has her croissant ends and water quickly. Angus, who finds the coffee scaldingly hot, takes a little longer to finish.
A man in a dark suit texts me this link : https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-could-it-be-burning-out-after-20-of-a-population-is-infected-141584