Saturday, September 8, 2012
The temperature back up into the high 90's. The roofers dog spends his day asleep in the shade. Hugo the malevolent Maltese wanders through the front gates at eleven but wanders home again shortly after. Simply too hot.
In the church the three ladies from Toulouse have finished filling in the cracks in the frescoes. Joan of Arc already restored to rude health. Her green kryptonite skin tone washed away.
A matter of some delicacy now faces the town council. The war memorial refers to the '' defeat of the savage Boches ''. The Department of Culture wants this politically incorrect reference to be whitewashed out. The older villagers want it kept. A letter demanding the removal of the offending text has been sent to the mayor by some government official. It is the first item on the agenda for next weeks village council meeting. The villagers are up in arms. Angus looks forward to a week of not so fraternal Euro-diplomacy.