The morning walk with Bob. Out along the ridge, past the sunflower fields, a quick drink from the stream, back across the village green, a brief christening of the fire hydrant by the war memorial, then home. Our daily PON parade .
Mid morning. The repairmen for the hi-tech solar powered swimming pool cover arrive - unannounced. Bob and Sophie greet them at the gate . Earlier in the week they dropped off the screws for the control panel . Today they've come to fix them in place. We view this as a positive development.
In the evening Angus goes to close the pool cover ( after a spate of toddler drownings French laws about leaving pools uncovered are very strict ). He turns the key. Nothing happens. He tries it again. Ditto. The repairmen have replaced the screws but taken away the control panel. This development is viewed less positively.