FRI­DAY

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A more prac­ti­cal tone to­day as I’m off to see Jean Ey­mard about his ex­ten­sion. It’s go­ing to be slightly tense as his orig­i­nal sketch doesn’t quite work when I draw it up to scale. I’ve made some changes which I think are a rea­son­able com­pro­mise be­tween his vi­sion and the law of grav­ity, but it’s al­ways dif­fi­cult telling clients you can’t do what they want as there’s a real risk they’ll think you’re sim­ply use­less at your job. But I’ve got to be hon­est with him, so I’ll just have to give it a go. In French, of course.

Char­lotte my glam­orous prac­tice man­ager can tell I’m stressed and does her best to en­cour­age me as I leave. “It’ll be fine. Bon courage. Break a leg.”

While I eas­ily pick up clues on taste and pri­or­i­ties for an An­gloSaxon cou­ple, for the French it’s more dif­fi­cult

Neil is ner­vous about show­ing his plan to Mon­sieur Ey­mard, as it’s a lit­tle dif­fer­ent to his a French client’s orig­i­nal sketch

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