Angus buys four small pictures at an on-line auction in Scotland. They are crated up in Edinburgh and couriered to Toulouse. Fedex promises they'll arrive on Monday - 'Delivery will be between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm'. Angus waits in all day. On Monday night the Fedex website annoyingly says there was no one at the address to receive them. All day Tuesday is spent waiting. Same message. Wednesday the helpline ,challenged by a grumpy Scotsman, promises they'll take care of it. Guess what ? Come Wednesday night the same message. Three days lost. Let's hope the pictures show up today.
Angus has a start of day espresso in the garden. Sophie makes it quite clear that a trip to the bakers for some curly croissant ends should be on the cards. She waits impatiently while Angus and men in dark suits discuss Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton being nominated for the Supreme Court.
On our return home from the bakers Sophie opts for a nap on the kitchen floor.
This book is proving to be a delight. The stories of a plague ridden Florence in the 1460's seem strangely relevant.
And this is the book about Lincolns second inauguration and the daytime appearance of Venus in the sky over Washington. It has an easily readable jauntiness that made it rather enjoyable.
Is there any other music this emotional ? : https://youtu.be/MWZmw7qKjNM
I love this indomitable lady on the drums : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNmyYgkG2z8