Another chilly, clear skied, start to the day. The PONette uses her tried and tested ' If I ignore him he'll go away' ruse . She is 'cajoled' into getting up. I put her harness on. She returns to her bed. Stubbornness is a PON trait. Sophie has it in spades. She sighs theatrically, in fact very theatrically, as she settles down again. No wonder she is known as the family diva.
In the valley we enjoy the fresh breeze blowing in from the mountains. Angus marvels at the sun rise and watches the morning wave of widebodies reaching land after their long haul across the Atlantic. Another hour and they'll be disgorging their passengers in Munich and Vienna and Milan. Sophie is much more interested in a group of deer that are standing doing nothing in a neighbouring field. We discuss the proposed virtual meeting between Xi and Biden before moving onto the shenanigans over the US national debt. Sophie finds something 'wonderful' in a grass verge.
Back home via the village green. There's a hint of smoke in the air. The Anger Management Man has a wood fire going in his kitchen stove. Last night we turned on the heating for the first time since April. The year rolls gently on.
Outside The Rickety Old Farmhouse there is a quick check to make sure there are no C-A-T-S lurking in the flower beds.
The daily routine of a sheepdog and her family in deepest ( and I mean deepest ) France profonde.
This mornings 'blast from the past' courtesy of the local radio station : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqXSBe-qMGo