Angus has to talk to a group of academics in Charlottesville. Early for me, late for them. All of the academics have 'extravagant' beards and one of them looks just like a picture post card Father Christmas. 'The Font' says we've been to Charlottesville . If so it must have been a long time ago and its charms have faded from my memory. Sophie lies under the desk until the conversation ends. Then it's a brisk 'Good morning!' accompanied by a waving tail. Sophie has a way of making it clear she's ready to get the day started.
When Angus goes back into the house to get the car keys she follows him in. He receives the full on, non-verbal, 'What's keeping you ? You'd forget your head if it wasn't screwed on ! ' look.
Blue skies to the West. Solid cloud to the East and overhead.
It is also windy and decidedly chilly. Neither of these bother a well coiffed PONette. They do however make the PONettes companion pick up his pace.
This is being tried in the kitchen today :https://www.nigella.com/recipes/ginger-and-walnut-carrot-cake