Not a cloud in the sky. The sun already warm when we set off to the cafe under the arcades. Bob waits in the courtyard ready to leap into the back of the car. Sophie. more demurely, waits outside the front door.
Bob discovers frogs sunning themselves by the village pond. They leap into the water with a satisfying 'splosh'. Bob is delighted. Angus has to stop him from following them. Frogs - a sure sign the year is dreaming of summer.
Home to find Aude the chain smoking decoratrice waiting outside the gates in the Womens Cooperative van. She's talking away happily to herself. The fancy kitchen designers are expected here next week to do the 'preparatory' work on the kitchen. Aude will start painting the week after . ' You're lucky to get me between two big jobs ' . We always seem to find work folk in between 'major jobs'. Angus makes a noise that he hopes shows how grateful he is but not so grateful that she decides to raise the price.
A quiet day in deepest France profonde before the chaos of workmen descends on the Rickety Old Farmhouse.