A smiling Monsieur Bongo and his team of drainage ' technicians ' arrive early. '' Bonjour M'Ongoose. A tiny change of plan. We're going to have to knock a hole in the side of the downstairs wall. Don't worry. The house won't fall down. Your walls are at least a metre thick ". Until this moment the idea of the house falling down had never entered M'Ongoose's mind . Bob is greatly taken with the odours emanating from Monsieur Bongo's overalls.
After three days of drilling, banging and sawing both Bob and Sophie are happily stir crazy. Puppies on steroids. Their sleep patterns disturbed . With the workmen finally gone it's time to calm down. A day for dozing outside in the sun, chasing blackbirds and chewing irises. Who knows ? We might even try getting to grips with ' stay ' and ' stop ' .