Holiday season. The local restaurant unveils its ' menu touristique '. They're offering Lamprey a la Bordelaise. An unusual addition to any menu . It's said Henry I loved Lamprey's so much he died after eating too many of them.
Bob and Sophie in fine form. Their mornings spent organizing the household. Their afternoons spent dozing in the shade . Late evenings spent under the garden dining table hoping that someone will drop a plate of food. Continued amazement over the unruly antics of their enlarged flock.
On the front page of the local newspaper a story about a kangaroo that escaped from its enclosure and roamed round a neighbouring village . It took the fire brigade an hour to recapture it. The early morning baguette buyers ' happily entertained ' by the unusual sight.
The excitement of summertime life in deepest, deepest France profonde.