Friday, September 4, 2020
The kind concierge
The Parisian lady is dropped off at the airport for the flight to Nice. When she gets there a car will pick her up and take her to her daughters hospital. The concierge at a large and luxurious hotel in Cannes proved invaluable in arranging a car and driver ( and when he learns of the reason ) at cost price.
For Angus and Sophie it's a quiet start to the day. Three coy deer watch us from the safety of the tree line. With no hunters around the natural order of things is reasserting itself.
The stream once again drying out. A couple of shady pools enable the family princess to enjoy a refreshing drink. If we don't get rain this weekend then the pools and the stream will evaporate away.
Four tables taken on the cafe terrace. One couple wear their mask while enjoying their morning coffee. They remove their masks, take a sip of coffee, then put their masks back on. It takes no less than seven separate sips and 'puttings on' before they've finished their cups. This seems to be taking things to excess although there were 23 positive cases in our quiet little department yesterday. The highest level recorded so far .
We ignore the tinned pineapple, mandarin orange slices and raspberry tart and consider whether to invest in a raspberry or strawberry alternative. Today the raspberry offering wins.
At the greengrocers the fresh peaches are finished. The first of the Mandarin Oranges arrive from Morocco. An early hint of Christmas to come.
This is apparently a thing in Wisconsin : https://www.insidehook.com/article/booze/ice-cream-cocktails
Worth a read : https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thai-king-reinstates-royal-consort-and-her-titles-palace
Global warming in an unusual setting : https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a33864835/crater-methane-eruption-russia/