Well, yes the Aussie visa is finally through We had expected an interview at Australia house but no. So we can now stop the storage charges and ship our stuff over to Perth. But the high seas will have to wait a bit – Delia’s Aussie passport expires before the container will arrive and, she being the Aussie citizen whose mum’s house is the delivery address… So it looks like we need a trip to Paris soon (hmmm, could this be “on purpose”? Delia planning a trip up the Eiffel tower). Anyway I am not really dancing about with excitement about the visa since we do still have to get all of Delia’s treatment done, so that looks like a March or April departure.

We had a visitor for a long weekend. L hadn’t visited us in France before, so anything we showed her was new. I had work to do so Delia took her places as long as she had the energy. Here is a shot of her but during the weekend we did have a trip to St Yrieix. A medieval town with a strong porcelain industry. So here are some pictures featuring medieval buildings and some porcelain art. We had ourselves some good meals out too.

On Wednesday we went to the quiz for the first time since Delia’s chemo began. We came last so clearly not on form but we did “win” the chocolates.

Friday was our anniversary and we booked into a restaurant in Rochechouart that had been recommended. I had what was effectively “surf and turf” (I think they called it “field and sea”. The only “turf” was some (albeit very tasty) slivers of bacon. The mussels and scallops were delicious along with the scanty shrimp foam. Delia had a tournedos of steak with (drum roll) mushroom sauce (she shouldn’t eat mushrooms but loves them). Anyway, no harm done because after we went for out new favourite dessert a cafe gourmande which is essentially a coffee with a few different desserts.

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