Hello Dear Reader,
We’re settling in just fine thank you. We’ve unloaded more of the van, plumbed in the washing machine, moved the old kitchen units from the house upstairs into the flat, went to the supermarket and the dogs have had two walks. It’s really, really rained here and even though we’ve been home a while, I don’t feel either warm or dry yet.
Bobby dazzler and Dolly knockers are at home and have settled into a quilt on the sofa. They wouldn’t sleep in their own beds last night and ended in with us. I’ve got to mention the owls. In Cornwall, I hear the odd owl now and then, but here there are so many all hooting and talking to each other and very loudly. Scrub what I said about the quiet, the Owls round these parts are on steroids and really loud. I’m going to try and see them, any ideas? Powerful torch?
Above, is my camp kitchen of mini oven and hot plate. It does just fine and we sat down to bacon and eggs and it was needed to take time to stop. A very lovely Dear Reader and her husband came to see us and thanks for the flowers, cake and biscuits. What a lovely treat and a break from house rearranging. We shared French experiences of the fun foibles and nuances. After something to eat we went for an amble around Huelgoat and were amazed at the houses that have been left to rot. Such a change from the UK where everything is worth something.
Here’s the view from the flat into the forest. A huge willow tree had branches on our roof and the tree was taken down. I can already see bluebells poking through, it’ll be a sea of blue soon.
Someone asked about Easter in France…….even less hype than Christmas. Shops open as normal, no crush, no crowds as folk round here shop daily. As normal, banks and shops are shut in our village on Monday even though it’s not a bank holiday.
The sun is setting, I’m going to finish my wine and have a really early night.
Love Froogs xxxxx