Another night. Another storm. This one catches us unawares. As Angus closes the shutters he disturbs a family of bats who fly in from the torrential rain. Two hours are spent trying to coax the bats outside again. For some reason 'The Font' isn't keen on sharing the house with a colony of winged visitors. Five bats leave relatively quickly, the sixth is reluctant to go. It swoops from one end of the house to the other. When tired it hangs, upside down, from the ceiling lights and squeaks. Despite the rain we open the windows at either end of the hallway and hope he'll fly out. We turn off all the lights and watch an episode of NCIS Los Angeles dubbed into French. The finer points of the plot escape us but it seems that a group of Russian sleeper agents have a bomb and a nefarious plan. Everyone seems rather trigger happy. The bat is still there at the end of this so we then watch a programme about some firemen in Chicago. This has a plot but, not having seen any previous episodes, it's difficult to determine what it is. By the time we've worked out what's going on the bat has flown off. Angus closes the windows and dries out the floor where the rain has come in. The PONs think this is a wonderful way to spend an evening.
This morning everyone is up early. Bob is keen to know if we can do that thing with the bat again.
Sophie is praised for her film starlet good looks.
There then follows five minutes of chaos as harnesses are put on, doors opened, car keys found and Bob and Sophie's respective positions in the back of the car found and adhered to. How easy it all sounds.
In the park some martial arts people are doing martial artsy type things. We observe them from a distance. Bob and Sophie are keen to join in.
Sophie is somewhat alarmed by two men dressed as sharks. Bob has noticed a cat and is completely oblivious to the presence of the two peculiar beasts. When he does notice them he howls. We head back to the car. En route we detour to the bakers for croissants, a baguette and two coffee Religieuse.