During our time in the Ardeche we visited Claude Califano and her parents Gaetan and Monique. How long is it since I have seen them? 30 years at least. What was strange about being with them again with their wayward daughter Claude is quite simply that nothing had changed in a sense. Everybody looked exactly the same if a little older. Gaetan still sported the same little beard and Monique the same haircut. We sat on the same terrace at the same table and the food was prepared on the same kitchen units in the same kitchen. Claude still was acting like a troublesome teenager insisting on listening to music on her telephone during the meal although she is 54 and her parents still tut-tutted whilst she did so. We had a lovely time and Saskia really enjoyed being with Claude and her parents. Claude was very affectionate towards the three children and paid particular attention to Ella.