Saturday, December 24, 2011
And very best wishes for the New Year to everyone.
All summer long we watched while we sat in the garden in the evening, three pigeons - a couple and a hanger on - on the roof of the house opposite. This morning, as on previous mornings recently, the three are still in there, performing some sort of territorial routine. The couple sit close together on the parapet looking down on the street below. The hanger on is on the chimney. They could of course be different pigeons behaving in a similar way, but I like to think that they are the same ones.
In the convenience store this morning a woman is shopping with a small white dog on her shoulder. It is, she says, a cross between Yorkshire terrier and something which I didn't catch, but which sounds oriental. "She likes sitting there," says the woman. And I can see that it one of those treats that this little dog cannot do without.