Cool and cloudy. Perfect conditions for a long walk with Sophie. Down the ox track and then across the fields to the stream and the small waterfall. The weather has brought out magical smells in the long grass so our progress is of the 'fits and starts' variety.
For the French no less than four bank holidays in May. With so many we're never quite sure when the shops will be open or closed. 'The Font' heads off to the click and collect to stock up with anything we might need . Mid afternoon there's a huge bang. It sounds as if someone has fired off a shotgun. Angus checks the house and then goes down to the cellar to see if the boilers exploded. Everything's fine. All I can imagine is that one of the Rafale fighters from the Mont de Marsan airbase a hundred or so miles away must have gone supersonic and what I've heard is its sonic boom. France has sold the Indian government thirty six of the things and they're for ever passing over on test flights. This is the first time we've ever been bothered by such a window rattling boom. Sophie is quite unperturbed.
Strawberries from the strawberry lady and then time for Sophie to have a long restorative nap.
These Irish donkeys are enjoying their first 'excursion' of the year :https://twitter.com/i/status/1387086676728688648