Number 32 has happened – 09 March 2019

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Pat and I are have now moved (move 32 for me), we are in our rental place – La Jolie Maison (which means The Pretty House) which is a fairly accurate description. We have had our house at Beaulieu all packed up (this happened on Thursday) and today I am heading back to clean – this was meant to be a job for yesterday, but I decided coffee with a friend and art class were better options for me at the end of a busy and emotional week. Tomorrow I am going to sort out my desk area as Monday I am back at work.

Wallis (our cat) is desperate to get outside and I have given him 2 short forays out into the garden – the first wasn’t the best as Siena (our dog) decided to follow the cat everywhere. I did the second one while Siena was out walking Pat. Tomorrow as I’m home all day I will give Wallis the opportunity to get out and about properly. Our landlady – who lives next door – is ecstatic to have a cat nearby as she has wanted one for a while – though I’m not quite sure how their big dog will take to him.

So for now we just will have to wait for our final signing for the house to go through – which should be Monday the 18th March.

I will miss our house here in France, Pat and I have put a lot of “us” into it. I will definitely miss my bath (though I can, at least for the next week, go back to Beaulieu and have one). However part of the sadness around moving is the loss of the plans we had – the things that were yet to be done – such as the spare room and a pond in the garden. And I can’t yet plan for the next house as I have no idea where and what that is, but I am planning on enjoying the fact that we now only have the responsibility of keeping this place clean – that’s it, no maintenance, no garden work, which in some ways gives us our weekends back and we have plans to explore as much as we possibly can while we have our weekends relatively free.

For now, à bientôt, from our wonderful part of France – Delia

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