A man arrives to deliver fifteen tons of gravel for the floor of the barn.
He's what the English might call a 'cheeky chappy'.
As the tipper truck reverses down the drive he
1) rips off a handle from the gate
2) breaks the newly replaced floodlights under the oak trees
3) runs over a pile of antique roof tiles
4) flattens a section of lavender bed.
Faced with a grizzly bear the driver fiddles with the trucks hydraulics. After much sotto voce muttering these miraculously spring into life. On his way out the gravel man manages to get his truck wedged between a tree in the courtyard and the large beam in the centre of the barn.
His sister, having decided food isn't involved, is less interested.
Just another day in deepest, deepest France profonde.