Sometimes things happen which surpass even the boundless realms of the imagination - and Monday was one such day.
I'd been weekending in Paris - a wild and wonderful time which involved partying in a garage, getting lost while out jogging by the Seine and having to be rescued by a kindly woman who took me into her home (merci, Laurence!) and visiting Normandy to explore an exquisite Cathedral in Evreux.
I didn't just visit it - but climbed up scaffolding, slithered through trap-doors like a jack-in-the-box and took an escalator which consisted of a mesh cage which juddered up into the sky.
The opportunity to do this came about through the brilliant sculptor Jean Garleita
whose Parisian atelier I visited in January. Currently, he is working his magic on restoring the Cathedral's beautiful sculptures.
And here he is:
See how high I am!
And check this out for the most sublime of views....
This was taken (following a delicious lunch) with Jean and fellow sculptor, Philippe.
And here, in the dreamy gardens outside - is Jean with his cousin - the ever-charmant and hospitable Michele.
It was an awfully big adventure....I still haven't quite come down from the experience.