Today we drove to our local town to do some supermarket shopping. We only do this shop every three weeks but even so the trolley seemed ridiculously loaded. How can two people possibly eat this much food? Of course it wasn’t all food – there were quite a few wine boxes and bottles too. Somehow Paul managed to run over his foot with the trolley. I was in no way to blame.
After loading the groceries into the car we visited Gifi, a cheap and cheerful discount store. Think bright colours and plastic. I was very taken with a faux antique Chinese Warrior but Paul managed to talk me out of it. He said his foot was hurting. We ended up buying some solar lights for the garden. Years ago we bought four wrought iron rods which held flaming torches. These were never very successful because the flames kept going out so I’m experimenting with the solar lights that fit perfectly into the torch holders. I’m not sure what the owls will make of them – they will probably think they’re runway landing lights.
Last night I was sitting outside at dusk waiting for a glimpse of La Dame Blanche. This is the name given to the white barn owl. We have a pair living in the pigeonnier. I sat there for ages but only saw some bats. Eventually I gave up and went indoors. Paul said, “Did you see her, she’s just swooped down?” Bah.