Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Last week we continued to enjoy the tropical winter, so got out in the garden and did some much needed work. It is a bit like the Forth Bridge!I am sure the bit we did had been done before!As the weather changed mid week we moved inside to re-acquaint ourselves with decorating, I even managed to do some wall papering something I have not done for almost 20 years!
Our House hunting work continues with us stumbling across a gem of a house for one of our clients, half built and over 270m² it is a great project, we hope they will visit next week. Our translations have come up with some more great descriptions:

'its ceilings with the Frenchwoman, her old doors used by time.'
'No harmful effect of neighbors, road, etc.'
'Do not seek any more.! Its scarcity makes an exception of it'
'The inn receives 25 forks and spoons - Why on sale?? So that the current Master of this magic place, can during his retirement, enjoy happy and peaceful days.!!!

On Friday, Ian & Kath came to stay for the weekend.

They like us used to live in Weybridge and left the UK in August 2004 for Australia ( it was their first visit). Although they have 3 children we have a huge amount in common and miss their frienship a great deal. The weekend flew by and we enjoyed flowing conversation, food & wine. As they left us Monday we knew it will be a few years before we see each other again. After they had gone we had one of those rare moments where you realise how much you miss good friends. We have met lots of people here and made many friends & acquaintences but it takes time to get to know people really well and there is nothing better than being with people who you feel really comfortable with, to have a good debate and put the world to right!

Like the UK it has turned bitterly cold here. Only Saturday we sat outside having lunch.Today we had light snow and the high was minus 1 wth minus 10 forecast tonight.Still the fire is alight and we are warm.
We are still awaiting our planning for the main house. I went to the Maire today but the planning guy was not in so I will return Thursday. It is so frustrating as we cannot move forward and there is so much to do.Still thats life in Provence.Enjoy!

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