I’m hoping things are going to get better. Since the arrival of Ambrosiana, our client for Camerahols, events have not run as smoothly as I would have liked. My first mistake was taking a short cut en route to collect her from the station. Short cuts and I, even with the help of GPS, often turn into very long, drawn out affairs and yesterday was no exception, so I was late. The youth of France had been playing their Ipods at full volume for the duration of Ambrosiana’s first experience with SNCF, so she was feeling pretty ill. Whilst preparing dinner I managed to burn the butter in subtle white wine and butter sauce and then the oven blew all the fuses in the house and went on strike. The night was filled with violent thunderstorms and rain is forecast for today, which makes the table I booked for lunch on the terrace an exciting prospect. The light is so dim today that a course in infra red photography may be on the cards. That’s the state of play…..it can only get better….can’t it?