In and around a small village near Vichy we came across a number of farm animals, both real and imaginary — and all a bit frightening in their own way.

These amazing sheep sculpture are a traffic-calming system. They’re positioned to look like they’re just about to cross the road, and are so lifelike that you slow down to let go. As well as this large group, we came across individuals placed as though they’re stepping off the kerb. What a great idea!

Sometimes a girl just has to do what girl has to do, and we are good at finding discreet hedges — which is all very well until you look up and see that you have a rather large audience.

Occasionally, it’s just best to run!