The average American takes 13 days holiday a year, the average Brit 26, and the average Frenchman 38. Holidays are of course unknown in this household. No sooner had I moved the last piece of furniture into the downstairs hall than 'the font' in fine Swedish Lutheran style announced we were going off to a concert. Something about too good a day to stay indoors. So much for my plans for spending the afternoon in the wine cellar. In the car and off in the searing heat to the local cathedral - a building of quite unparalleled ugliness. One of those places that makes Grand Central look delicate and beautiful. The facade is home to a series of huge, pigeon crowned, stone prophets. Square jawed, frowning faces, billowing robes . Here the sculptors have made them look less like Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments and more like a group of angry folk who've just popped out for a pizza and walked into an unexpected blizzard.
Home in time to open a 2005 Margaux and enjoy an hours 'catch the sheep' with Wilf .