Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lip smackingly wonderful.


Angus talks at length to a group of serious Manhattanites. This means we're late heading off for the morning croissant. Sophie does her best to hide her exasperation with my tardiness. She doesn't succeed. PONettes are not good at hiding their emotions.


The sunflower plants in the field on the other side of the lane seem to have doubled in height overnight. From the look of the  soil we must have had a shower of rain in the wee hours. The ground needed it. The fact that I even comment on over night rain is yet another of those ever mounting signs that I've turned into my father. 


This mornings croissant decidedly subpar. Somethings gone wrong with the dough. It struggles to get a score of 6/10. Sophie, by contrast, thinks it's lip smackingly wonderful.


The tamarisk that line the verges outside The Rickety Old Farmhouse is starting to come into bloom. One of those small but sure signs that Summer is about to arrive. There are roadworks on the lane at the 'Y' junction. The reason for the roadworks is unexplained as is the absence of any workmen. There is however a sign saying the road will be closed until June 9th. This means that traffic through the village is forced to make a major detour around it. With the road blocked the only cars that pass by the gate belong to the matron of the old folks home, the new mayor and ourselves. The village has gone from merely quiet to a form of prelapsarian  stillness.


 

33 comments:

WFT Nobby said...

Looking forward to spectacular shots of the sunflowers in full bloom before long.
Too bad about the sub-par croissant.

Coppa's girl said...

Not good news about the croissant - I wonder if the baker is buying in frozen croissants? However, at least one of you was quite happy.
Looking forward to seeing the sunflowers in all their glory.
Any updates on the post funeral family feud?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
When those sunflowers reach their zenith, I cannot help but think in this particular year, they will be standing for so much more than a fine summer of viewing for us all... YAM xx

Travel said...

Sounds like a lovely day in a beautiful place, a great day to give the old girl a nice hug

sillygirl said...

There is something to be said for extra peace and quiet. Much better than the daily shootings report. What could have gone wrong with the croissant dough? I expect the best of croissants in attentive-to-food France.

Jake of Florida said...

So true.

rottrover said...

I was struck in yesterday's post by how nice it was to see people in your church! Now you've returned to village lockdown status! What a paradise, though. I had to look up 'prelapsarian' and agree that it is a great discription, especially for that last photo!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...just checking back - no post up for the 26th. Why does my world feel shaky? Am hopeful nothing is awry at the ROF... YAM xx

Sheila said...

Good morning. Hope all is well. Always read your post first thing in morning. I usually do not comment, but would like to share how much I enjoy your posts. I have been reading your blog for years now and love the bits you share with us from a small village in France.
Sincerely,
Sheila

Pam in NH said...

I, too am concerned. Let us know if you are ok? Sending love and hopes that all is well. XXX

Anonymous said...

Praying all is well.

Maria said...

Your blog is the first think I read in the morning. No post today has me concerned, hope all is well?

sillygirl said...

I join those were are concerned. No news is sometimes too-terrible-to-tell news. Hope this was just a case of too busy with good things.

rottrover said...

Sending positive thoughts...

Jake of Florida said...

Me too. Always worried when no new blog. An Angus addict.

Anonymous said...

Please let us know if you are all right. So used to reading your blog daily first thing.

Dixie's Mom said...

Another worried reader. Hope all is well!

Ruth said...

I missed you yesterday and hoped it was just busyness had kept you away. I too hope all is well.

WFT Nobby said...

Now worried here too.
This blog is a treasured start to the day for so many of us, and we've grown to care for all the ROF residents.
Sending best wishes,
Gail.

Anonymous said...

Worried for you over here in NorCal. May the sun rise soon on your tribe.

Coppa's girl said...

Worried here, too. Thought perhaps yesterday was just a blip - but no news for a second day.
Hope all is well at ROF.

Liz Hamblyn said...

I hope your radio silence do due to some technical issues but I do share the concerns of your regular readers. Hope is all well in this little corner of France.

sillygirl said...

I'm hoping it is "simply computer problems" as so many bloggers have been having those problems. I am missing checking in on your village.

Fay said...

Doubly worried as today is day two, without a written word. Could the roadworks have disrupted the internet? Here's hoping that all is well, despite a change in routine. /Fay, cardis2 and SPoo in SE USA

waterdog said...

I, too, rarely comment, but I’m a loyal, daily follower. I’m very worried…..

Bailey Bob Southern Dog said...

I join all your other world wide friends in being worried about you!

jacquie said...

I join with others and hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

I find this very unusual. If they are going away we are always told. Maybe it is the internet is down. I trust that is it. We are waiting to hear from you real soon.

Iza said...

Good morning, I hope all is well. Sending you all positive thoughts.

EAS said...

I rarely comment, but am a loyal, daily follower and am very worried as well. Although internet could be down, wouldn’t cell still be up and given Angus’ sphere of influence I cannot imagine he wouldn’t have access to email/internet on his cell. I too am hoping for the best and a very funny story about the absence.

Travel said...

Missing you, hoping all is okay

Jim Davis said...

I will echo all of the above comments in hoping all is well with you.

Diaday said...

Two days without photos of the diva, the daily croissant rating, and village life in deepest France profonde...hoping all is okay.