Last night dinner preparations were delayed while we stood ( suitably wrapped up ) in the garden with a glass of champagne watching Jupiter and Saturn shining low in the western sky. They sparkle like diamonds. As an encore the northern lights also make an appearance. An unusual occurrence this far south. It seems they're showing up thanks to a particularly fierce solar storm.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Lucky she didn't hear what he said.
This morning Sophie leads me onto the beach. She quickly turns to make sure I'm following on close behind . All PONettes know that bravery is easier when it's shared.
Down by the waters edge there's a Chow. The look of this exotic dog elicits surprise - the noise it makes even more so. The family diva is rooted to the spot in wonder. After that Sophie's attention is captured by a young man from the marine laboratory who is taking samples and measuring sand pollutants. Sophie is greatly interested in what he's doing although it must be said he is less than enthusiastic about having a shaggy canine helper. She is 'encouraged' along.
Then it's time to head off for a coffee , a bowl of water and a chocolate free Jaffa Cake. Sophie's tail does it sixty beats a minute routine. She seems to be of the opinion that life is good and that she's making new friends. It's lucky she didn't catch what the young marine biologist said about her .