Thursday, October 1, 2020


The window cleaner shows up at first light. He's been told , clearly and repeatedly, that he's only to do the outside of the windows NOT the insides. 'We'll leave that until after the virus has gone', I tell him.  Imagine 'The Fonts' surprise when the window cleaner is found wandering through the house, without a mask, coughing away while cleaning all the panes on the inside doors. He's also keen to have long, close up, conversations. Angus encourages him outside. There are a lot of folks who just don't get it.

Sophie has now developed a technique for dealing with cows. If she turns her back on them they can't be seen and clearly no longer exist. Angus has to admit that the PON princess has got the essence of Aristotelian philosophy down pat. She heads off to the stream to look at dragon flies, fish for minnows and have a long , slurpingly noisy drink.

Back in the village the municipal speed bump paint team are doing the other side of the lane. Sophie is greatly taken with the appearance of bollards outside the front gate. The Old Farmer drives by. He's on his way to the doctors . He'll be 89 in February so is down a 'priority' case for his flu jab. This is the first one he's ever bothered with but his lady friend has pestered him to have it done. 

The new metallic porridge coloured car will be ready tomorrow. Getting it registered and ready for delivery takes rather longer than one might expect. This is perhaps why we usually buy our cars in Toulouse rather than the market town.



Lisa in France said...

Sophie does look much more confident with her back turned on the cows! Funny about the bollard (traffic cone in America) - they recently placed one on the slipperiest part of the entryway to our apartment building (some sort of lovely red stone that becomes lethal when wet). Cherry finds it fascinating and now insists on walking only on the slippery part. Sorry about the window cleaner's negligent behavior. We had a nasty surprise yesterday when both my secretary and my husband's tested positive on the same day. Neither was a very likely candidate. Fortunately both seem to have the mild version, and it is very unlikely we've been affected, but we are working from home for a few days. You really never know.

WFT Nobby said...

Bertie is a 'face on to the cows and bark' kind of a dog. He thinks the bollard needs 'decorating.
Gail thanks Angus for his kind words about Bertie yesterday.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Getting a window cleaner at all is quite something; but I would never expect one to enter my home, even without the COVID carry on. Deary me... YAM xx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I just can't understand how people can't get it. Sigh!