Sunday, September 6, 2020
Another cloudless sun soaked start to the day. Sophie finds something 'tantalizing' on the village green. The workmen who have been cutting the grass verges have left their tractor parked outside the church. Its tyres are carefully sniffed
Maybe it's the warmth of the sun. Maybe it's because it's the weekend but todays croissant merits a 9.4/10. Approaching Paris levels of buttery flakiness.
We ignore the tinned fruit tart and consider a pear charlotte.
Instead we opt for a coffee eclair for me ...
... and a red fruit tartlet for 'The Font'. Angus also asks for a tartellette au chocolat and a Bavarois. He puts this down not to greed but to a desire to help small businesses at this difficult time.
Sophie gets given some choux pastry crumbs which elicits a most unlady like yelp of unadulterated delight.
The Old Parisian Lady has seen her daughter, son in law and grandchild. She wants to stay near them but also wants to get back to see her husband. He, after his cataract operation, is staying indoors with all the shutters closed to keep out the light. Madame Bay and the ladies of the Beautiful Byeways committee are there to give him breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Saturday evening Angus stops by with a bottle of St.Julien which is opened and shared in the twilight . Angus reads out stories from the local newspaper and has his diction corrected. We learn that Toulouse airport had ten million passengers last year but is forecasting only a quarter of that total in 2020. Tellingly, no forecast is given for 2021.
The gentle routines of September .
Something cooling for a hot Sunday morning : https://youtu.be/NhgGbA2ikJU?t=9
Unintended consequences : https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/coronavirus-bidet-sales-increase-panic-toilet-paper-shortages-brondell-tushy-2020-3
Can this be true about Australia ? I once saw a seething cobra nest ( den ? ) under a house in Chennai - which was an alarming sight : https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/2-massive-pythons-fall-though-australian-man-s-ceiling-1.5710901