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