We went out to Le Gaillon for half term with Sally, David and their boys Alex and George. David made a new friend – cow number 9836 (we don't know her real name!). She seemed to be very fond of him and would always come trotting up to the fence whenever he appeared!

9836 Dave and 9836 Dave and 9836

David is the ideal house-guest. Not only did he endear himself to our bovine neighbours, but he also decided that he was bored just sitting around relaxing in the sunshine(!) and insisted on doing some work. Paul had to go back to the UK for a couple of days to deliver some paintings back to the gallery, and while he was away David painted the front of the house pink! It looks fantastic – what a difference after the shabby off-white it had become over the past couple of years!


House newly painted pink! David and Sally on the Terrace View from the bathroom window