Sunday, November 25, 2012
The saccharine bear.
Loic the gardener arrives at nine twenty. He plants three rose bushes then blows leaves into piles. These are then carefully added to the ever growing leaf mountain behind the barn. '' There'll be rain next week M'Ongoose " he says cheerfully.
' The font ' returns from London with a blue woollen jumper for Angus. It's supposed to be plain blue but somehow between handing it to the shop assistant and unwrapping it here in France it has transformed itself into a ' novelty item ' . The garment is emblazoned with a saccharine bear holding a heart. ' The font ' studies it for a moment and then says " perhaps you could wear it on Christmas Day ? ". Angus very much doubts it.
The store promises to send a replacement jumper. They don't seem at all keen to have this one returned.