The issue with the new bed is resolved. There has been a little confusion over delivery 'by the 1st September' and delivery 'by the end of the 1st week of September'. The bed will now arrive next Wednesday. A specialist firm of bed installers has been retained by the company . ' Our beds cannot be put together by just anyone' says the head of shipping in a tone of voice that makes it quite clear that Angus is a philistine.
Sophie continues to glide through this change in her lifestyle and routine. This morning she has a lengthy drink from a bowl placed strategically outside a hotel. A group of golfers from Montana come out to greet her. They don't have a single Ginger Snap between them so they are soon ignored.
6:45 am. As Angus and Sophie finish our morning walk a cavalcade of vans sweep down the road - there must be 60 of them. This happens every morning. It seems that all the electricians and builders in Scotland are working round the clock to get the university ready for the new semester. The fact that this 'rush hour' also happens on a Saturday and Sunday hints ( triple overtime ?) that something is not happening on schedule.
After all this excitement the best thing a girl can do is snuggle up with an old friend and have a well deserved napette.