Saturday, October 13, 2012
Odd, odder and oddest.
No sign of Madame Bay. No sign of the plumber. No sign of the workmen to remove the four large reels of red tubing in the middle of the village green . No need to worry - there is always next week.
The jovial workmen in rubber waders return. They have been sent to find out why the level of the village pond has fallen by a metre and a half. With the last of the bindweed cleared away they discover a hosepipe running from the bottom of the pond up the grass bank that leads to the very old farmers tractor shed and then onwards to his irrigation system. It seems that the old fellow has dealt with the drought in his very own , highly illegal, way.
Two artificial cows have been installed on a freshly tilled patch of ground behind the supermarkets milk dispensing machine. Very lifelike. Very odd. Very French.
The Nobel Committee have awarded the European Union its annual Peace Prize. '' How odd " I say to ' the font ' over breakfast. ' Could be odder ' comes the reply. ' They could have awarded it the economics prize '.