Monday, December 28, 2020

An explosion of sound

Back to work in France after the long Christmas weekend. It's turned really cold thanks to a storm blowing in from the Bay of Biscay. There was hail mixed with sleet last night. Sophie stuck her nose out of the door and quickly returned to the warmth of the hallway. Not the weather for a PONette to linger in the garden. The post lady is still on holiday. We didn't receive any mail last week so can only presume her replacement / stand in didn't show up.  Perhaps we'll get a delivery today ?

The battle with the Volvo garage will be resumed. The dealership sent an e-mail late on Christmas Eve informing us the car was being ' moved to one of Volvo's four national repair centres to have its faults remedied'. After six, coming on seven, weeks it is less than reassuring to know the faults are serious enough to require specialist work. Later this morning a call will be made to the lawyers to have them chase up the dealership about replacing the 'problem' car with a new one. Meanwhile Sophie enjoys being chauffeured around in the big car with white carpets. The white carpets are becoming less white by the day.

Angus may have car problems but Sophie has to deal with her own traumas - the two horses. She is munching on the grass when she looks up and finds them towering over her, peering over the fence. They have wandered over unnoticed.  She becomes rooted to the spot. Not what a girl is expecting on a Monday morning. The family diva is attached to her lead and encouraged, willingly, away.

Laugh of the day :

Ad of the day. Surely a dog owners favourite :

Some seasonal Benjamin Britten :


potty said...

Always a sucker for an ad with an English Setter - just like my old Ted. What it is selling I have no idea. Best wishes to you all for 2021.

WFT Nobby said...

A classic Sophie hairdo in the top photo. A foretaste of what mine will look like when Scotland's latest lockdown ends?
Still laughing at poor Will Keible's message from his parents.
Cheers, Gail.

Lisa in France said...

With a 10 week-old puppy running rampant through our house, that Orvis ad is more like a dog owner's dream! Actually that ad reminds me of the first baby sitter my parents hired, when I was still very small - Mrs. Schrumpf and her husband had a whole pack of beautiful English setters, and I thought they were the most beautiful dogs in the world. Good luck with the Volvo people.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
ah, Sophie, a lass aifter ma ain sel'... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Coppa's girl said...

Take heart Sophie, my hair looked just like yours when I came in from our afternoon walk! It's blowing a gale outside, and at times like this I'm glad Inca is short haired.
Those horses are getting a bit too forward!

Angus said...

Sophie is happy with horses when they're far away. Close up ... less so.