A spaniel breeders van at the supermarket. What do they need such a big van for ? After the festivities the citizens of France profonde are now back at work. By ten the plumber and the electrician have been on the phone asking whether we've decided to fit new bathrooms. '' We're free at the moment M'Ongoose ". No sign , yet, of the man who faithfully promised to clear the gutters. In the bakers the Buchettes de Noel are now beginning to curl slightly at the edges.
Back in the UK the holidays continue. Everything shut down for two weeks solid between Christmas Eve and January 7th . A seasonal dead zone. There may be some people working but it seems the courier companies aren't amongst them. So much for those promises " You'll definitely get it in plenty of time for Christmas ".
Miraculously both the airlines and the airports remain strike free.