Lots to talk about to the men in dark suits . The hijacking of an EU airliner on an internal EU flight is number one on the list. Never a good thing when countries, or people, start disobeying the rules so blatantly. We are all in agreement that the EU will make noises but can do nothing about it.
Conversation over, dog and master head out along the lane. The young calves are unsure about Sophie. For that matter Sophie is unsure about the calves. Both go their separate ways in silence. The mothers aren't bothered - they stare , untroubled, at these weird and wonderful creatures walking past .
Just after six the builder shows up with a trailer full of sand, some bags of concrete and a cement mixer. He parks his Land Rover a whispers breadth away from the little Volvo. I would happily have moved the car if he'd let me know what his plans were. The builders schedule remains a mystery. Long periods of absence interspersed with brief moments of early morning hyper activity. When I see him I shall ask why he's chosen to use the gate furthest away from the pool to make his deliveries.
Sophie and Angus head off to the drive thru bakers - we use the far gate to make our exit. Today the croissant is excellent. a 8.5/10. The variability of the bakers output is truly amazing. I can only assume some bakers knead the dough and others don't.
At this time in the morning the shopping centre car park is deserted. Dog and owner do a full twenty minute tour .
Sophie is greatly taken with the variety and frequency of the scents she passes en route. The joys of urban chic - bollards, street lights and shop doorways. This eight year old country girl has a spring in her step. Life is wonderful !
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