If you look down and to the right out the front window, you can see the little triangular jeu de boules "court". Surrounding the court are sycamore trees shaped in a sort of horizontal espalier. They are pruned once a year. Today is the day. If you look closely, you can see two grebe's floating on the water of the inner harbour.over to the right. Grebes are harbingers of Spring here, so we are happy to see those.The chaps are installing a new stove hood at the moment--so it's another day in. Pity, because it is so sunny and nice, albeit freezing outside.