Martine won that medal of hers – see my last-but-one posting – for producing 6 children. Where would we be without that family? She, Francis, and 3 of her children were responsible for getting rid of our garden sheds for us a couple of months ago. Last week, Francis and yet another of her sons were responsible for demolishing the monstrously heavy & ugly asbestos chimney that emerged onto our roof terrace as the outlet for the now demolished central heating. Malcolm sawed it up the next day: even the six pieces he made of it are horribly heavy. Now they’re safely wrapped up, and the whole thing’s at the tip. Another job done. Thanks, team!