A walk across the car park to the greengrocers. New - rather stylish - parking spots for families have been installed. Sophie stops to briefly see what the strange white markings are. The radio tells us there may be a gas shortage this winter but not to worry as prices are frozen until May ( this not surprisingly is a month after the Presidential elections ). The Russian ambassador is also on the radio saying that the 'gas problem' could soon be resolved if the EU adopted a 'friendlier' tone with Russia. Hmmmm.
Papayas make an appearance. One has been sliced in two and each half tightly wrapped in cellophane. Is this to show the locals what a papaya looks like inside ? Or is one papaya sacrificed for potential customers who might not want a whole one ? More probably one has been bruised and they want to sell it quickly. The two slices of lime are an exotic addition.
French retailing is an art. Grapes are laid out on beds of straw. No plastic cartons here. Seedless grapes are also something that the French seem not to care for.
The weather warmer than last week. Sophie looks vaguely ( the emphasis being on vaguely ) like a PON. Experience and observation prove that humidity is the trigger for bad hair days.
We are observed from the courtyard wall. C-A-T watches Sophie follow me round the garden. Sophie remains happily ignorant of this visitors presence.
This video of the Japanese puffer fish is simply amazing :https://twitter.com/ErikSolheim/status/1446711522554626055
Another hotel re-opens. This one close to the Wee House :https://marineandlawn.com/rusacksstandrews/