We try to stop off at the good coffee cafe but it's not to be. Our usual parking space is filled with Netflix crew filming 'filler' shots . For the forthcoming episode the New Picture House has rather mundanely been renamed ' Cinema'. An extremely old fire engine has been parked outside to provide 'period' flavour. Today marks the end of a week of Hollywood glitter. Actors, directors and production crew are all set to move back to the bright lights of London. The hotel and restaurant owners will miss them.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Good morning from Sophie who has now reached a stage in life where segueing into the new day takes a little longer than it used to. Her nocturnal wanderings have seen her end up in the hallway by the porch door. Waking up here seems to surprise her.
Down on the beach someone is walking alongside an elderly relative in a four wheel electric motability chair. Sophie has never seen a motability chair and heads off to find out what manner of thing it is. The ( very ) elderly lady passenger is is delighted to meet the PONette. In some inexplicable way Sophie seems to know that this is a conversation not to be hurried. The accompanying niece tells us the old lady is moving from her home of 47 years into 'sheltered accommodation'. She has asked to be taken out onto the sand. There is much left unspoken in this brief interchange .
We head off to the new espresso bar facing the auld kirk. It's the first time we've been here. It's very small. The coffee here also proves to remarkably good. It starts to pour.
When we leave the rain has stopped. A group of ducks wanders across the road ahead of us, through the arch and into a college cloister. Sophie would give chase but settles for a frustrated 'shriek'. The ducks are unimpressed.
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