Monday, March 5, 2012
The Pointer Sisters .
Wilfs self-confidence returning . The confusion slowly lifting . The family fellow escorts ' the font ' to the Sunday morning meeting of the Beautiful Byeways Association . A full house. Thirty villagers. Half a dozen assorted children . A canine contingent including a bad tempered Yorkie , two perpetual motion Jack Russells, and two adolescent Pointer sisters rejoicing in the names of Jiffy and Boofy . Wilf immediately falls asleep under the table. His snores partially masking the pandemonium of French country life.
A presentation by an expert on the state of the reconstructed 16th century pottery kiln. It's been built on waterlogged ground next to the village pond. There's a danger that the 1600 degree temperatures inside the kiln coupled to the groundwater could lead to an explosive build-up of super heated steam. The expert also wonders why anyone would build a tiled roof over the kiln chimney. The mayor looks at his feet. The farmer with the red face and the bulbous nose turns and says '' I told you so ". The mayor says he did nothing of the sort.
Wilf and the font return after two hours . Wilf has slept through the bickering , ' the font ' hasn't. ' The font 'needs a large glass of champagne . Angus also has one . Wilf has a Jacobs Cream Cracker.