''The font' is at the passport office by Victoria Station at 6.30 in the morning. The new passport is ready three hours later. Cost €150. Anglo-Saxon efficiency. By contrast there is still no sign of the French driving license.
Angus gets a recorded delivery letter. '' That doesn't look good " says the Post Lady. He's been clocked by a police camera doing 55 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. Who knew there was a speed limit on the slip road between the motorway and the toll booth ? €90 fine and 4 points off the license for being 10% over the official limit. The first time he's been docked in thirty years. Archly irritating. How the loss of points will work with the non-existent French license remains to be seen.
It's windy. Bob and Sophie clamber up onto the old table in the garden and sing. They throw their heads back and treat us all to the full PON chorus. A day for howling wind and howling PON's. They also sing in delight when they collect 'the font' at the airport.