(above) Ms Miller and Monty engrossed in some distant goings-on.
Imagine the throaty purr of a big fat open-topped 5 litre German muscle car (yes I did get to drive it), the wild flowing wind-swept silver locks of a Canadian art collector, and an unrelenting sun beating down on the crystal-clear waters of a welcoming pool in the glorious southern French countryside.
You can't?... Well believe me, that's what life's been like chez Cro for the past week.
Our guests will be heading off today; en route for Blighty via the beautiful Île de Ré, and a few more Chateau 'boutique' hotels.
Hopefully the car's-boot's precious cargo will arrive in good order (ahem).
Bon voyage mes amis. Et a bientot.
p.s. Both Lovely Grey and Tom's HI are bound to appreciate Ms Miller's barnet; stunning!