Curlews are the new bane of Sophie's life. A large flock of them have taken up residence in the field by the burn. If they weren't so far away they would be 'dealt with'. Instead the distant birds get the full on PONette glare.
On our return we meet the cleaning lady. We are her first call of the day . The new American tenants at the house in town have never seen an electric kettle ( do they not exist in the US ? ) and are perplexed what it's used for. This may explain why the cafetiere is a thing of mystery but the old coffee maker with a paper filter is used all day every day. The tenants are also surprised that all the bathroom basins have separate cold and hot taps. To be fair 'The Font' also finds this a Scottish peculiarity . For some reason the kitchen sink does have a mixer tap.