Sunrise on the ridge. Sophie follows a scent and is lost to the world. After a few minutes she wanders over to join me. Today I'm given the ' What are we going to do now ?' look.
On the radio an interview with someone on the International Olympic Committee. They still want the games in Tokyo to go ahead next month. The fact only 3% of the Japanese population has been vaccinated is dismissed with the observation that 'recent test events have gone swimmingly'. The committee member goes on to say that the games will take 'place during the school and summer holidays so interaction with the Japanese public can be limited'. Perhaps what he's really saying is that spectators won't be allowed ? The IOC expects 3,000 unvaccinated athletes and support staff to show up from countries where vaccines are in short supply. Mad !
Sophie waits patiently while Angus makes a start of day coffee. When I say patiently I mean she rubs past my leg every thirty seconds or so to ensure that I've not forgotten that she's there and raring to go.
We are early. The croissants are still in the oven so we're forced into making do with a chocolatine. No curly ends but there are (chocolate free) slivers to be had. The manic tail wagging and involuntary snorting indicate that todays offering gets 12/10.
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