After a two week absence the ladies of the Women's Cooperative return to paint and paper the drawing room. During their fortnight away they have hosted a course in alpaca wool spinning.
It was a very successful course says the tallest of them enthusiastically. 'Successful' in this sense means that seven ladies from all corners of France have spent a week being shown the technical intricacies of weaving natural pashminas on a hand loom.
Bob and Sophie watch as Aude, the bipolar decaratrice, unloads ladders from the roof of the van. She chats away to herself. The three other boiler suited ladies put up scaffolding.
None of the ladies from the Womens Cooperative can be counted as dog people. It would never enter their minds to bring Jaffa Cakes for Bob and Sophie. In this regard the window cleaners are considered better visitors.
Monday morning music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXoWg08pwiQ
A must view for dog owners : http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-41717804/macron-s-dog-interrupts-meeting