Visitors help out and more unexpected repairs crop up, but everything stops for aperitifs.
Summer's in the air as another friend comes to stay, and what exactly goes on in the forests of France of a summer evening?
Parents arrive for a visit and Mark shows them the hotspots of Angouleme and then a weekend in the French capital, Paris, before heading back to the country house for a very important launch party.
The sun comes out in the pristine Poitou countryside, but there's more work inside the house for Mark, who also gets a taste of what it's really like babysitting somebody else's kid.
Mark gets stuck into the building work for the kitchen and struggles to find any artisans to help with the big stuff.
Catching up with friend and 'Tout Sweet' author, Karen Wheeler, who grills Mark on how's he's adapting to his time in rural France.
Bringing in the big movers to reshape the gardens, plus the pitfalls of buying a new kitchen in France.
Taking on the garden and then taking time out at a medieval festival in the historic village of Villebois Lavalette.
The builders finally arrive and the transformation begins. Plus, how does an expat go about finding a job in rural France?
Time for Mark to get to grips with keeping warm, getting the house organised, and searching for builders.