Friday, October 22, 2021

The first display.

A hearty 'Good Morning' from Sophie who has woken early with mischief on her mind.

She chases squirrels while waiting for Angus to get the car keys.

Friday morning starts with a trip to the bakers for an indifferent croissant.

This is followed by a detour to the greengrocers for a pineapple. We are the first customers to arrive and the first to be overwhelmed by the greengrocers Halloween display. There is much that is unintentionally frightening about the display . Who would ever think that someone would make paper plates like that ? However, it's the six candles set out in front of a pile of highly combustible straw that attract my attention. They scream out 'fire hazard'.

A pumpkin has been given a cursory lantern makeover. Perhaps a pumpkin with a hint of a smile might have been a better idea ? 


 Who is happier ? The people or the whale ? :





Lisa in France said...

I have to say that France seems even less adept than Japan at "adopting" foreign holidays. Nice to see Sophie's smile - she must have sensed all the nice things we were saying about her yesterday. A PON smile has to be earned! The whale video was lovely.

Diary of a Nobody said...

I went to our local Lidl the other day , there was no sign that Halloween was approaching but they had lots of Christmas chocolate , probably left over from last year . I can't get used to the run up to Christmas starting in October .

Coppa's girl said...

Oh dear an indifferent croissant - what a miserable start to the weekend, and Sophie started the day looking so happy!
Has the greengrocer checked that his fire risk insurance is up to date?
The local Lidl here has quite a selection of Halloween goodies, including complete "scary" outfits for children. Living out of town, I'm not sure if it's celebrated with quite the same fervour here that it is in the USA or UK. Christmas goodies here too, side by side with Halloween.
Enjoyed watching the whale video. How good to know there are people who are prepared to spend so long helping a stranded animal.

Diaday said...

The paper plates are decorated in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November. It is associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, but has a much less solemn tone and is portrayed as a holiday of joyful celebration rather than mourning. Dia de los Muertos involves family and friends gathering to pay respects and to remember friends and family members who have died. The greengrocer's display table looks like an ofrenda, an alter created to honor loved ones.

Love Sophie's mischievous morning look...Happy Friday!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
first let's see if my comment gets through (Blogger refused it the last couple of days despite saying "posted")...second, that whale video was tense and heartwarming. Third, AFTERNOON SOPHIE... sorry I'm late... YAM xx

Travel said...

The sweet one looks so happy this morning, have a great day

Angus said...

Welcome back !