"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Visiting Dignitary Update

Welcoming party down at our dock

Because we were receiving our own distinguished visiting dignitary yesterday, we've not kept track of Nicolas Sarkozy. Who, this morning, we presume, is also enjoying one of the most beautiful days on the lake all summer.

Heat and humidity departed overnight, there's a clear blue cloudless sky and gentle, cool breeze. And the lakewater rarely gets warmer than it is now. Perfect for swimming, as we and our dinner guest (half-British, so sort of international) discovered yesterday afternoon.

Our friend brought along his British labrador. Due to gentle Jewel's unexpected aggressiveness (her protective instinct went into overdrive) towards our four-legged visitor, he remained in his crate in one of the bedrooms. This disappointed Ruth, who adored him on sight and wanted to play.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the newspapers reported yesterday that le Président was seen dining at the Dockside Grille and Dairy Bar, the current incarnation of a Wolfeboro institution.

Should he develop a craving for superiour international cuisine, we recommend another institution, East of Suez. Memo to self: book a table for ourselves!

For those who missed my link in the comments section, here's Sarkozy's extremely posh crib.

It's perfect walking weather. Question: Do we await the Chap's return from church and his mail/newspaper run down the Lodge? Or do we head out now, and go on another excursion when he gets back?

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