Venus and a sliver of a new moon glowing brightly on the horizon as we head out for Sophie's start of day comfort break. They seem huge in the sky but the i-Phone can barely capture them. As an economy measure the new mayor has reduced the street lights to half an hour after seven in the morning and a couple of hours at night. This is fine by me. Pre six am the skies are completely unpolluted by light.
Today we're off to the greengrocers. Now Covid rates are falling it's back into the old routines. Ahead of me at the check out a couple ( without masks ) get into a shouting match with the check out woman about the price of spaghetti. ' It says it's 2 for 1 ' screams the woman. 'It says it's 2 for 1' says her male companion almost in unison. They are told they've read the wrong sign. The couple swear profusely, throw the spaghetti on the floor and storm out. I try to maintain a safe distance but fear their 'miasma' lingers in the air.
'The Font' goes into the modern bakery. Angus and Sophie have a tour of the shopping centre car park. Sophie finds a mallard asleep in the hedge. She pursues it at high speed, howling as she goes. For a lady of a certain age sporting two titanium knees she can accelerate and maintain a surprising turn of speed. Angus follows her. At the far end of the car park the mallard decides to retrace its flight path . We follow. Sophie is put on her lead.
'The Font' observes how healthy Sophie is. Nothing is said about my brisk cardiovascular workout. This morning Sophie shares her croissant while being firmly attached to her lead. A third sprint along the full length of the car park is not on the cards
Best job title in the world courtesy of the US government ? :https://www.usajobs.gov/job/638596000?share=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1CInobT4hPE9l14DBja8ufeMXvxIYJFb1p9Ymi12ymZt01stlPalPODIM
This was played on the radio this morning. I'd not heard it before and certainly hadn't seen the words. Public sentiment has changed quickly and profoundly in the space of a week :https://youtu.be/QQ76rCTsvkI?t=6