Aude , the bi-polar decaratrice, spends her morning sanding the ceiling beams. Then she paints them grey. French Radio is on strike so she listens to the BBC.
The electrician knocks holes in the recently plastered and painted walls. He wanders downstairs to tell me the ceramic hot plate requires 11 kw of power. He then makes a whistling noise and shrugs his shoulders. Taking a cue from his body language I ask if this is a problem. '' That's more than my house is wired for ". Angus is unsure whether this is French humour or an early indication of 'electrical'' problems.
Madame Bay is thinking of going to Chicago and now McDonalds is having a Chicago ' special ' . This appears to be a Big Mac with Worcester sauce. For French palates this must be the dictionary definition of 'exotic'. We order coffees. The PONs sit outside on the terrace by the Ronald McDonald play room and share a biscuit.
Bob and Sophie continue to enjoy life. And why not ? The weathers still cool enough for trips in the car, there are builders to bark at and the electrician lets them taste his emmenthal flavoured crisps.