In my defence, I thought I was talking to Trevor, but he had wandered off, bored, and was watching me from a distance with a perfectly straight face.
Three members of staff were also watching me & probably wondering where I was on day release from. Maybe the way I was stroking the table top was a bigger worry than the fact that I was apparently talking to it.
The two principal materials in the French house are stone and wood. I was fond of these before. I am now obsessed. I think about how I am going finish our original and added-in wood all the time.
Is this an aspect of restoration- syndrome or do I have a new condition?