Friday, December 10, 2021

Late working.

We're a bit late heading off on our tour of the village. Angus has to talk to some super clever ( and nice )  folks in LA.

Sophie has developed a way of dealing with Angus when he's on the phone. She knows 'screaming' is not allowed. Instead she has perfected a concentrated stare that could shred concrete while making it clear that there are better things to do in life than talk about reconciliation or cloture. She can look at me for a full five minutes without blinking which is a mildly unnerving trait in a dog.

The sun a little higher in the sky this morning and it looks as if we might be spared rain .... for an hour or two at least.

A serious young woman shows up at seven thirty to check on the septic tanks. She is completely humourless which may be a prerequisite for being a septic tank inspector.  It seems that the German billionaire has complained about unsavoury odours from the smaller of the two village ponds. This smaller pond is on the other side of the village so I don't see why we should have anything to do with it particularly as we have invested in a super expensive water filtration system. The young lady is not impressed with this view and gives me a lengthy lecture about water tables. She heads off to see the Anger Management Man. He fishes for pike in that pond so presumably he will be more 'invested' in the outcome of her inspections than I am.

Advent music #12 . Very Finnish and 'folkloric'. All Scandinavian families seem to have a relation like this ready to supply hours of wholesome 'reindeer herding ' entertainment  :

And then this which is even more Finnish. A reminder that small humans have a limited attention span . We've gone from 3 teddy bears on the altar to just one. I wonder why ? :


WFT Nobby said...

I wish the serious young septic tank inspector best of luck with Mr Anger Management.
The second of the two videos a reminder that not all children have angelic singing voices. And I fear a couple of the little girls in the front row are in sore need of a 'comfort break'!

Coppa's girl said...

Inca will stare at me too, if she either wants something or doesn't approve of what I'm doing - like eating but not sharing.
The kids made me laugh - and I agree with Gail about the two little girls! The two tall ones in the back row looked most embarrassed to begin with but then decided to make the best of it!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love that glow upon the ROF... hmmmm... connection between one party fishing in focus pond and the other party complaining of the 'odour' strikes me this could be one of those peculiar war without swords scenarios... but then I could just be watching too many cop shows! YAM xx

Travel said...

Keep it up Sophie, you will eventually train the humans