Wednesday, September 5, 2012
What the well dressed Scotsman is wearing.
'' So, this is what the well dressed Scotsman is wearing this autumn " says ' the font ' passing an article in the morning paper across the cafe table. The beer and absinthe crowd look up, briefly, as Angus chortles.
Back in the village three young ladies have arrived to start restoring the frescoes in the church. They chain smoke in turns. One of them is always standing by the porch, Gauloise in hand , while the others swarm up the scaffolding. After a first tentative scrub with detergent Joan of Arc seems to have lost some of her green, kryptonite, glow.
The young ladies have brought with them a small, shaggy and very proprietorial dog. This stands in the lane outside the church and frowns at everyone and everything that passes. No doubting who is in charge of this village.