At last the number of daily new cases is easing back from the 500,000 levels seen last week. 330,000 yesterday. Perhaps in a week or two things will be back to some semblance of normality ? In the meantime life at The Rickety Old Farmhouse revolves around lots and lots of brisk walks with the family diva. No freezing fog this morning which is a big plus.
Passing the village pond we wave at the matron of the Old Folks Home heading off to work. She has replaced her old white Peugeot 208 with a new(ish), white Peugeot 208. The French, or at least the villagers, view foreign vehicles with suspicion. The ' where would you get replacement parts ?' syndrome. The matron stops to say 'Bonjour' to Sophie. I congratulate her on the new car. 'Very stylish ' I say with a degree of enthusiasm a little white Peugeot might not expect to receive. No sooner has she gone than Anger Management Man appears. He seems calm today .He greets us with a cheery 'Miserable weather' . We say it could be worse but by then he's accelerating off down the lane.
The best laid plans of mice and men .... Organic farming causes problems in Sri Lanka :https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/26/sri-lanka-200-million-compensation-farmers-organic-crops-drive
Ordering a coffee in the US used to be a simple affair. Now it's a heavily nuanced procedure. This article explains , in terms I can understand, what a dry cappuccino is - although asking for a latte is a much easier transaction :https://www.thespruceeats.com/difference-between-wet-and-dry-cappuccino-765339