Sophie sits on the staircase and quietly lets me know that it would be a good idea to get my shoes tied so that she can get her day started. We are now at that time of the year when the lights have to be put on as we prepare to head off into the start of day gloom. I would set a fire but 'The Font' claims to have seen a lizard in the fireplace and we will need to suffer the cold until it has been rescued. This is something Angus can look forward to later in the day.
On our morning tour of the village we meet the German billionaires wife. She's wearing white jodhpurs, black boots, a green cardigan and a red gilet. It looks as if she's been horse riding but this may be more style than reality. She is walking two very small labrador puppies. Sophie sits and studies them in silence. The puppies tumble over each other in delight. It seems Brunhilda, the billionaires dog of sixteen and a half years, had to be put down . His wife has quickly filled the void with these two little ones.
Having walked under every low bush Sophie returns from her first walk of the day sporting a 'flattened' look.
The neighbouring village remains quiet. The locals are waking up to the fact that the pandemic is on a rip. Despite having had several walks Angus and Sophie manage to be the first car in the greengrocers car park. Angus looks for yogurts. The shelves are full with caramel flavour but all the peach ones have gone. We make do with some strawberry. These come in glass jars. Yogurt in a glass jar hits all the high notes for Sophie. Not only is the taste greatly to her liking but the glass pots can be sent crashing across the floor if flipped, just so, with her nose.
Who'd have thought it ? :https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-are-all-more-closely-related-than-we-commonly-think/
This, I think, is about those games at funfairs where a mechanical claw has to grab something off a conveyor belt. Seems it isn't just me that always loses. Why would you try 200 times : https://soranews24.com/2020/10/11/japanese-man-loses-200-times-at-crane-game-calls-police-even-staff-member-loses-300-times-too/