Friday, August 21, 2020

A strong wind blowing.


'Good morning' from Sophie who is keen to get her day started. In fact she's super keen to get her day started. There's a strong wind blowing which gives her that 'fluffed up' look.


The morning uneventful. A few pilgrims wander through on horseback. They clip clop past the gate and then head off to the WC at the village hall.


The cafe croissant served in a paper bag. The little wicker trays in storage until the pandemic is over. 4800 new cases reported yesterday. This is a shock and takes us back to levels seen in March. The school kids have been told that mask wearing in class will be obligatory for those who are eleven or older. 

Todays croissant gets a 9/10 . The council dustbin men say goodbye to Sophie but she's too busy searching under the table looking for crumbs to talk to them . From the enthusiastic way she's crumb hunting  I reckon my fluffy companions scored this mornings  offering a 15/10. 


While its still cool we have a second quick walk through the sunflower fields.  Angus was supposed to go to the dentist this morning but he's put off aerosol procedures for a while. This second wave won't change our routines much but we will treat the virus with distant respect.This afternoon ' The Font' has an appointment with the specialist in Toulouse. We briefly consider cancelling but will simply be very careful. Toulouse alongside Paris and Lyon is designated a 'red spot.



A tough woman : https://twitter.com/ash_rogers/status/1296089039322230785


12 comments:

  1. A stunning photo of the countryside.

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    1. At sunrise the sunflower fields appeared to turn blue. A trick of the light I'd never seen before and which was, in its own way, magical.

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  2. Shame on you, Angus, for putting off the dental appointment! I have been twice in the past week - for a filling and a tooth reconstruction - how brave is that! We just won't go into how long it is since I last visited a dentist!
    We hope that all is well for 'The Font', and she has a good report from the specialist. Take extra special care in Toulouse.

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  3. Good luck to the Font. It's crazy how an accident can change things in a few seconds.
    I agree with Coppa's girl on the dentist. The aerosol danger is for the dentist, not you. As for Toulouse, I went yesterday and people in the center were diligently wearing masks. We were reminded to sanitize our hands on entering shops. As one moved out from Place de la Capitole, there were somewhat fewer masks, and also far fewer people on the wide sidewalks.

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    1. The dentist has been in St Tropez for the last 3 weeks. Today is her first day back seeing patients. This makes me think I'll let her settle in for a week or two. The figures from PACA this amhave reinforced that view. Of course in 2 weeks time it will be more widely dispersed. For the moment I'll focus on The Font and sort myself out later.

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  4. Hari OM
    I send healing wishes to both of you - I hope Angus doesn't regret delaying dental work... YAM xx

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  5. Good wishes for the Font, and that your teeth remain intact.

    Those numbers are a bit scary, so take care.

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  6. At least you're not contemplating a flight to London for your dental visit. Even when we weren't dealing with the coronavirus, this seemed like a great expenditure of time to me.

    Do let us know what happened to curtail the Old Farmer's trip to the mountains.

    I'll be thinking of The Font today too.

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