The agenda included:
1) going with Gwilym to Ikea, buying a sofa bed, hiring a van and getting the thing back to the flat.
Mission accomplished. The VW transporter van, though fairly enthusiastically dented on all sides, ran well and we got the sofa home in its boxes. IT WAS VERY HEAVY INDEED.
2) returning the van within the time limit of the rental, which I did comfortably.
3) Meeting up with some folks who work with students and who hope to bring a team to Bordeaux. We looked at the city and discussed the various things that are going on.
4) Awaiting Pat's return from Geneva in the evening.
We slept comfortably on our new sofa bed!