'The font' headed off in the car last night to take an exam on the riveting topic 'New developments in Mathematics'. There is a stultifying numbness creeping slowly up my fingers as I type the words. Of all the possible subjects that one could choose to study only 'the font' could find one with headline grabbing topics like Conics, Matrix transformations and Polynomials . Ideal topics to discuss with the two nuclear physicists who live in the village but a conversational desert as far as yours truly is concerned. 'The font' has headed off for the exam but as there has been no postal delivery we have no idea whether the examiner or the exam papers have made it across the channel.
A plane flew over yesterday afternoon - like eighteenth century Polynesian islanders we both rushed out onto the terrace to look at the strange thundering apparition in the sky . Air France were making a test flight from Paris to Toulouse to check for ash particles. German and UK air space looks as though it will remain closed for another 24 hours but on the basis of their test flight the French are hinting that the airports in the south may open up later today. The latest lunatic idea is to fly all the Europeans stranded in the US or Asia to Madrid and then put them on boats or coaches back home. 200,000 Brits alone fall into this category. I'll have to ask the font what the correct term is for chaos multiplied by chaos. Chaos squared?