Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The letter, the llama, and the nuclear power plant.
The Monday night town council meeting in the village hall. The formal letter of complaint about the ' desecration ' of the church frescoes read out and approved. It will be signed by the mayor and sent off to the prefecture today. A lengthy discussion about what action should be taken about the very old farmer and his illicit draining of the village pond. In the end it's decided that he too should get a letter. The contents of the letter will be discussed at next months meeting.
Into town for the morning croissants. Ellio, the patriarch of the womens cooperative llama herd, has got out of his pen and is standing in the middle of the road eating the pelargoniums from the teachers hanging baskets. Ellio looks happy. The hanging baskets less so.
Off into the countryside in the afternoon. ' The font ' spots a pristine front garden with a carefully arranged tableau of what appears to be a school. Why there are two teachers, two blackboards and two desks in someones front garden is not obvious. Must be a French thing. Garden gnomes are probably easier to maintain.
Homeward bound we pass the local nuclear power plant. Underneath the reactor towers a small Chambres d'hotes. ' The font ' christens it : Hope springs eternal . Angus thinks ' glow by night ' might be more appropriate. We wonder how many visitors they get.