The attractive young lady from the water company arrives to issue a certificate of conformity. The French are very keen on certificates of conformity. Her arrival causes the morose lads to become less morose. She informs Monsieur Bozo that she can't issue the certificate until the work is completed. He tries to charm her. He fails. She leaves.
In the middle of all this Loic the heavily bifocaled gardener arrives . '' Having work done ? " he inquires jauntily. Loic is set to work weeding the lavender borders.
At the end of the day Monsieur Bozo comes to tell me '' we have a problem ". He's discovered another septic tank that no one knew existed. He kneels on the ox track and points to a hole with three pipes leading into it. Angus peers in. '' I hadn't budgeted for this " Monsieur Bozo says in a way that makes it clear that the estimate was just that.
The PONs are taking all of this remarkably well.
Sophie thinks the activity must be something to do with adoring fans coming to see her.
To avoid a repeat of yesterdays widdling accident Bob is taken for a walk every hour , on the hour.
We now have the weekend to ourselves before the onslaught starts again on Monday. Yesterdays eye watering odour has gone.