Bernard with Célestine in Montrésor.
Bernard twiddles with Célestine's accelerator mechanism, random German Citroen enthusiast looking on.
Bernard with his Traction parked outside the church at Candes Saint Martin.
Then he phoned his nephew and arranged to be collected in Chinon so they could go and get his own Traction. I took the clients to the chateau as planned and we all met up for an excellent lunch at the restaurant Au Chapeau Rouge in Chinon. Phew! I would never have been able to manage the day so well without him. He is an absolute treasure (as is Jean Louis for coming to get Célestine at a moment's notice).
We anxiously await Jean Louis' verdict on Célestine's state of health and in the meantime Claudette is back in service.