Thursday, March 30, 2023

Muted dress code.


Warm ( by Scottish standards ) but overcast. Despite the early hour the golf courses are already busy with townsfolk and students. We pass a large group of cheerful and talkative Spanish golfers heading off to the first tee. They are all 'colourfully' dressed. Green is clearly the in colour for Spanish golfers. There must be a dozen different shades on display - most unknown to nature. Their no holds barred colour schemes stand out in contrast to the locals who tend towards a more muted dress code.

Sophie wanders off to investigate a large strand of kelp that has washed ashore. Life , for a PON, is never boring although she is quite clearly disappointed that the kelp is not edible.

Salt water and humid air do little to generate that pristine  'Kennel Club' look. In the back of the car Sophie is toweled, briskly, dry. Much of the water and sand , but not all, is removed. By the time we make it to the Jaffa Cake cafe she has stopped looking bedraggled and has reverted to looking merely 'unkempt'. 

We're the first clients in the Farm Shop. In fact we're the only clients in the farm shop. 'The Font' wants a bottle of Noilly Prat for a prawn risotto. It is not as easy to find as you might think.

Mushrooms start to make an appearance.

This is playing on the car radio as we come home :

So starts a quiet Thursday on the North Sea coast with a lively and inquisitive Polish Lowland Sheepdog lady. Today we await the delivery of the Simnel Cake.


jabblog said...

Delightful 'cuckoo'.

WFT Nobby said...

While Nobby admires Sophie's post beach hairdo, Gail greatly enjoys the Britten.

Coppa's girl said...

Not a day for lingering on the beach - poor Sophie - the humidity plays havoc with a girl's hair.
Why did I expect the Farm Shop to look rather quaint and cosy - it owes more to a supermarket. The mushrooms and veg look good and there doesn't seem to be any of the shortages that I've read about recently.

Travel said...

She has that fresh from the surf Baywatch look, such a lucky girl.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh, but Sophie-Cheri, kelp can be eaten raw, cooked, or as a powder; due to its versatility and health benefits, kelp is typically used in sushi, sauces, salads, seasoning and various supplements... The Font needs to talk to the guy local to you who is quite the thing in seaweed foraging and preparation! ... not sure it will help with the hair do though... hugs and wags, YAM-auntyxxx

Diaday said... kindred spirit, a wild-hair girl!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the beautiful Britten. Sophie wears a tousled look well; it compliments her natural insouciance.

Jake of Florida said...

On March 24, after reading about the Wallace Collection dog exhibition, I ordered the catalogue. Today, March 30, DHL delivered it. Six days from London to South Florida, quite a pleasant surprise as compared with more local lengthy trip times. And the catalogue is delightful: a whole series of the red Hockney dachshunds, many other portraits, and insightful chapters from various perspectives. Only negative from my view: not a wirehaired fox terrier to be seen. But well worth the purchase.