Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Those who stumble twice over the same stone are fools.
The builder returns. He brings with him two morose lads who spend most of their day standing in a flower bed smoking. The two morose lads ( 'the font ' calls them 'the glums' ) become hyperactive when they're told it's time to load the van and get ready to go.
The pump that lifts the water from the well breaks down. The electricians promise to come and fix it. A rare example of French after sales service. The electricians dig a hole to lay some cable. Bob and Sophie become actively involved. Hole digging a speciality. The electricians become ever so slightly irritated with their constant companions. Bob and Sophie are dragged off ( reluctantly ) to have a bath.