The swaying Jesus has survived the 100 km/h + winds. It leans a little more but was sheltered from the damaging gusts by the body of the church. The fact it hasn't fallen and killed somebody is, in its own way, a miracle. The trees on the village green weren't so lucky. Municipal workmen are up and about early chopping up the felled giants. This activity gives Bob and Sophie something to watch. Bob sits on his stump seat and guards in stern silence. Sophie stands on her hind legs and peers through the gate to see what's going on. I try to dissuade her from doing this ( it can't be good for those metal inserts ) but the more she's dissuaded the more she does it. In the afternoon a man in a white van comes to repair the church clock. The PONs also find his arrival interesting.
Bob has unearthed an old Panda under the recently trimmed hedge. He and Panda have become inseparable.
'The Font' returns mid afternoon. Bob is overjoyed. He has one of his 'soft shoe shuffle' moments. An emotional reunion follows. Sophie wants to know what might be edible in the suitcase. The PONs are delighted the standard of cuisine will be restored.
The Belgian lady informs us that The Old Farmer is a little better. His temperature is slowly coming down and the infection seems to be under control. The Belgian lady is worried that his cats have been getting into the garage and doing unmentionable things on the back seat of the venerable silver Mercedes. The cats very sensibly find the back seat of the Mercedes to be an enticingly warm and untroubled spot.