Another 45,000 cases reported in France. There are rumours that if the numbers continue to rise the curfew hours will be extended two hours to begin at seven at night rather than the current nine o'clock. This makes sense in Paris but is a little excessive for our 67 inhabitants. As soon as the colder weather arrived folk flocked indoors and the numbers rose. The linkage to being indoors in unventilated rooms seems to be pretty well borne out. A lot of fancy Parisian registered cars in the greengrocers car park this am. The exodus of city dwellers continues.
The world may be suffering from pandemic woes but this is of no interest to Sophie who spends a full ten minutes minnow fishing. This is carried out with her usual ineptness. Refraction is a concept she doesn't understand and which allows the minnows to remain 100% safe. With a final yelp of irritation we leave. This morning the family divahas tried both the screaming at the minnows technique and the standing still and glaring at the minnows technique. Neither worked.
Angus would also like to emit a yelp of frustration. Yesterday, the builder arrived as promised . He informed me that he doesn't think he'll have time to dig out the foundations for the pergola. Instead he drops off one of his colleagues to lay the stone tiles on the concrete slab outside the French doors. Angus points out that the pergola was supposed to be up and ready nine months ago ' We've missed the entire summer' I add with more than hint of impatience.' Haven't we all ?' replies the builder. Angus can think of nothing to say in reply to this so storms indoors to vent his frustration on 'The Font'. 'The Fonts' view is that we can hardly expect to use the pergola in the winter so why get het up ?. There is something irritatingly sensible and logical in this view.
This is our favourite hotel in Rome. It's still closed. I hope it re-opens : https://www.raphaelhotel.com/Welcome-to-raphael-Hotel-in-rome.htm
Ventilation : https://99percentinvisible.org/article/tilt-turn-ingenious-three-one-window-security-breezes-egress/