The irrigation 'engineer' shows up to repair the blue bomb like device that hides in the basement. He drives a Peugeot Bipper Tepee. This is a vehicle that is even less likely to get a joyriders heart racing than the Skoda.
The 'engineer' spends an hour arc welding. A bang with a wrench and voila ! the pressure gauge shoots to the right and stays there. Angus asks if the needle should be firmly stuck in the area marked out in red. The 'engineer' shrugs his shoulders and leaves. From having no pressure we now seem to have an irrigation device that packs enough energy to wipe out several city blocks.
No sign of the hyperactive mole. Bob and Sophie race round the field boundaries until they fall into an exhausted sleep. In the afternoon Bob goes fishing, ineptly, in the stream while Sophie heads off to her dressage class. Sophie is now quite happy to let the man who runs the dressage classes take her for a walk. Happy, that is, as long as she can see the reassuring figure of 'the font' out of the corner of her eye.
On our 10 pm walk we find a large toad and two hedgehogs. Hedgehogs warrant high pitched squeals of delight. Toads merely get yelps.The hedgehogs are taken across the lane and released in the cow field. The toad is introduced to the drainage ditch. 'The font' wonders why we've been out so long.