Sophie's day starts off well but takes a turn for the worse as a herd of boisterous young cows head towards us. All pretense at sitting on the storm drain and putting the world to rights disappears. The young cows are at that month old age where their movements are rapid, inelegant and enthusiastic. They demonstrate an uncoordinated joy for life.
We're soon past this inquisitive audience and as far as Sophie is concerned things are looking brighter. The family diva is congratulated for dipping into her reservoir of bravery.
At the cafe a good, if not outstanding, croissant. Probably an hour and a half out of the oven. I give it 8.5/10. Sophie gives it a 12. We are the only ones to venture outside onto the cafe terrace in these 10 degree temperatures.
A detour to the frozen food store for some petit pois. Today, there is a special on American snacks.
Back home to The Rickety Old Farmhouse. C-A-T is sitting on the terrace enjoying the warmth of the morning sun . I'd like to think C-A-T had formed some type of empathy with us but 'The Font' has seen a field mouse in the kitchen and I saw one scurry through the front door. C-A-T may have discovered that the environs of The Rickety Old Farmhouse are rich hunting grounds for native varieties of mouse seeking the warmth of central heating.
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