Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Can there be any more excitement ?
The Grande Dame appears at breakfast. A good two hours before she usually rises. She is perhaps not at her best at this time of the day. The single word ' coffee ' escaping from her lips as she slumps at the breakfast table. The Grande Dames sleep has been interrupted by a mule that has appeared in the old vegetable garden . The mule is very talkative.
Angus is escorted to her bedroom window to see for himself. Sure enough there is a mule and next to it what appears to be a large blue caterpillar. In the middle of the track a weird device with a bicycle at the front and what could be a stretcher behind. The blue caterpillar starts to move. Soon its in an upright position. A dreadlocked figure in a shirt emerges from the sleeping bag. It's soon apparent that a shirt is all the dreadlocked figure is wearing . ''My oh my " says the Grande Dame '' it must be terribly cold out ".
By lunchtime the dreadlocked figure has smoked half a dozen cigarettes, dressed, saddled up the reluctant mule and headed off. The mule fits in the frame behind the bike. A kind of push me - pull you device.
A notice on the church door. '' Strictly no admittance without prior authorization from the town hall ". As the town hall is only open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this may do little to stop unauthorized intruders. Ignoring the notice the Grande Dame sweeps into the nave to admire the restoration. The three ladies from Toulouse and their proprietorial dog look on in silence.
'The font' returns . Tooth patched up. Another trip to London for root canal work on Monday and a new crown on Tuesday.