Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Dog and owner segue into their morning routines. The family diva checks the garden for signs of visiting C-A-T-S. Her companion checks the chemical levels in the pool and grapples with the 'temperamental' clock on the irrigation system. The 'temperamental' irrigation system clock is supposed to operate on a 24 hour clock but Guangzhou Irrigation System Clock Factory #7 seems to have manufactured it to operate on a 27 hour cycle. This is one of lifes small irritants.
We do a tour of the village .Not a soul to be seen. The villagers are drifting back but so far there is neither sight nor sound of the 'tykes' who remain with their grandparents in Ste.Etienne.
The Old Farmer seems to have embarked on a daily routine of keeping himself resolutely busy. Yesterday was wash and polish the Mercedes day. Today is a day for working on the venerable Ford Transit motor home. This, he informs me, is built on a chassis designed in Cologne. 'The handling is like a racing car'. This seems improbable but Angus keeps this thought to himself. The Old Farmer has lost a hub cap on a rear wheel. This morning he is heading off in search of a replacement.
'The Font' returns. The flight completely full. It's a UK Bank Holiday. Sophie has a vocal soft shoe shuffle moment then settles in the kitchen in readiness for normal culinary service to be resumed. Sophie exudes happiness in a way that only a sheepdog that has single handedly found an errant sheep can exude happiness.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
They play this on the radio this morning. I'd forgotten how 'classical' the arrangement was :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdA6oG3JVc8
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Monday, August 23, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Good morning from Sophie who has segued back into her early starts.
Today we head along the ox track to the Holy Well which sits under the shade of the Holy Oak. Sophie has a lengthy drink from the Holy Well but there is no discernible sign of a diminution in her mischief making abilities.
At a gallery in London a drawing of an allium by Dali. Not a style you'd usually associate with the artist.
A coffee with one of the AI people to talk about robotic learning. My croissant looks the part but comes from the staid and stodgy British side of the viennoiserie family.
'The Font' heads back to London next week to see the dentist. Angus has to return a week after that. He has cracked a tooth while biting down hard on a cherry stone and the crack has run into the root. The best prognosis is that root canal treatment can save the tooth . The more likely result - it will need to be extracted. Having a tooth taken out was not something Angus imagined he would have to suffer at his age. The dentist , who seems to be remarkably relaxed about this prognostication, is wearing what appears to be a Star Trek style uniform .
At the time of finishing off this mornings blog it's clear that Sophie's Holy water experience has boosted her happiness quotient. The PON smile is quite something.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Dog owners will understand this : https://wildatheartfoundation.org/be-kind-programme/