Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Black Sabbath meets Dire Straits .
Early evening . A man comes to the gate to sell tickets for a concert in the Village Hall. '' It's a Franco-Dutch rock band. Half Black Sabbath , half Dire Straits " he says by way of explanation . He adds , perhaps a little too enthusiastically , " It'll be great fun " . Angus buys two tickets but with the caveat that he can't be absolutely sure we're free the night of the 19th.
Over dinner 'the font ' suddenly looks up and asks " Weren't Dire Straits glam rock ? "
Aude arrives early to replaster the upstairs bedrooms . Madame Bay turns up in her voiturette shortly afterwards. It's a Cat Stevens morning on Radio Nostalgie . Madame Bay doesn't speak English but this doesn't prevent her from singing along , lustily , with each track . In search of peace and quiet Wilf and Angus head off into town .
Wilf gets a small corner of croissant from the lady at the bakers . The family fellow receives it gratefully . Old dogs know that " the winds of grace are always blowing , all you have to do is raise the sail " .