The morose lads show up, unexpectedly, with a trailer load of materials. They move the cement mixer and unload a large pile of sand and gravel into the courtyard. Bob climbs to the top of the pile then christens it.
Sophie keeps an eye on the builders from behind the safety of the peony bushes.
Before the morose lads leave they are 'encouraged' into a game of throw the furry fox. Bob has got them well trained. According to the most lucid of the morose lads they plan to be here for three weeks. Bob will be delighted . '' Hope those roses don't get in the way " the lucid one says while clambering back into his truck. Angus considers locking himself into the office with a bottle of MacAllan for the duration.