The teachers go back to school today (except me - I'm off until 4th December !!) and the girls go back on Thursday - which they're all excited about ! Mike went back to work yesterday. But I'll be home alone (with Pierre) with the builders because the loft conversion starts this morning. The builders were due at 8.30, they showed up at 7.50 so I was still in pyjamas !! They had to drop some equipment off before heading to Calais to get the materials - which they were told on arrival in Dunkirk when they live in Calais so they weren't best chuffed ! It's all happening !! The house is shaking as they're sawing up wood for the flooring but Pierre is asleep in his chair next to me, blissfuly unaware of what's going on !!