Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Time has completely over taken me since my last blog. I am wondering how people fit it in on a daily basis. The kitchen is finished, well nearly , we have to tile the splash backs and floor but all in all it looks good. The lounge has been re plastered and looks much improved. After a week of building work we took off to Cassis for lunch with friends Claire & Mark who were staying on the coast.

On the Sunday we 'bunked off' again to join friends for Sunday lunch, starting at 12.30 we got up from the table at 6.30pm, my kind of lunch! lovely!

During the next week I really got into my new job as a house hunter including spending an entire day (9am to 7 pm) with my French colleague. I could not help but smile each time he introduced us as representatives of Home Hunts because the French do not sound their 'h's', so we are known as ome unts!!(and you have to becareful with that).It was especially satisfying trying to converse in French whilst he was also keen to learn from my UK agency experiece being particularly taken with phrases such as 'busy fool' and 'snooze and you loose'!

Sue & Tim came to visit and before their arrival it was like a scene from changing rooms getting cleaned up. Again it was a nice respite between work to get out and see places and be with friends. We returned to Vaison stopping on route for Degustation's in Gigondas and Vacqueyras, two of the Rhone Valley's finest wine growing regions.

With the weather still warm and sunny we took the opportunity to laze by the pool something we have actually rarely done and relax. It's a tough life but hey somebody's got to do it!

There was just 3 days between Sue & Tims departure and Karen's Mum Joan and Richard arriving. In between the 'changeover' we attended our French school, carried out some more property search work and returned the Mercedes for the fifth time , now for a complete new roof.

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