Getting to know the locals

My attempt to absorb into Le Centre's Haut Monde sometimes involve playing petanque.![](upload://29qD9m9Kf17c2pbnfNJcjNeqnzP.jpg)

With some of Gilles' mob.

They are selected not only for their sophisticated dress sense and stylish good looks but for their ability to seamlessly move between bricolage and burglary, plumbing and car jacking, jardinage and shady property deals.

Gilles is the guy with the long hair.

His usual pose is holding two drinks – one for him, one for me.

He lives next door to my atelier.

In artistic terms he would be described as ' the ideal neighbour'.