Friday, August 28, 2020
At six thirty in the morning Venus hangs high in the eastern sky. I don't think I've ever seen it as bright as this. As brilliant as the Kohinoor diamond. Quite remarkable. The owls, who have been quiet for the last two, possibly three months, are back. The cooler morning air has made them talkative.
We have managed to delay doing anything about replacing the dog car. It's too hot to be standing in a showroom discussing engine options. 'The Font' thinks we should see the Volvo salesman first. He has of course taken the whole of August off .
The court case between the man with anger management issues and the German billionaires builder has been postponed. It was originally due to be heard mid-August but was re-scheduled for early September. With so many of the court staff having to work from home because of the pandemic the date has been delayed again . A new date will be agreed upon shortly. The villagers are divided into two camps over this - those who do work at the chateau and those who don't. For our part we continue to adhere to the ' We no speakee the French so good ' response to the legal dispute.
After the thunderstorms a small trickle of water has re-energized the little stream in the valley. Sophie has discovered that she can now look over the lip of the waterfall. This, for a PON girl, is a task of great deering do.
We wander back along the old Roman road and then cut up through the sunflower fields to the ridge.
Friday morning things to do in Paris when life returns to normal -
Chocolates : https://larnicol.com/18-chocolaterie
Always a queue : https://www.laboutiquejaune.fr/patisserie/
Meringues are a thing : http://www.auxmerveilleux.com/home/