This is our last week in the bubble. The “just the two of us in the middle of nowhere in rural France” bubble. This time next week we’ll be in Bordeaux doing various things associated with moving to a new place.
But for now we are still in our own little world. I’ve been asked many times what exactly we do for weeks on end in the middle of nowhere so here is a photoblog of what’s been going on this week (click for captions).
We’ve attempted to do some packing and have made some headway but I know it will really all be done in a last-minute up-all-night frenzy and we will drive off to Bordeaux looking forward to a rest.
After starting three books and realising part-way through each that I had already read them I have now found a new book. I’m pretty sure I haven’t read this one but you never know.
I’ve been using my sewing machine to learn to darn and have successfully mended two pairs of trousers, two pairs of jeans and a shirt – yippee!
I was excited to receive a cheque for a tax refund this week and then equally disappointed when I was given a bill for car repairs on the same day. I guess this is the universal law of giving and receiving – or receiving and giving in this case
Despite my bare feet I put long trousers on for the first time in months – hello autumn!
I baked a delicious Belgian almond cake from this recipe – https://gatherandgraze.com/2014/09/23/belgian-almond-cake-amandeltaart/
I watched the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and almost threw the idea to go to Bordeaux out of the window in favour of my backpack, walking boots and a new adventure.
I spent a lot of time lying on the ground under the tree canopy trying to hold on to the last of the warm weather and to absorb the quiet and stillness of this place.
We shared a bottle of cava to celebrate our year here and to toast things to come.
And that’s about it. I’m off to cycle to the garage and hand over a large fistful of euros in exchange for my now functioning voiture.
What have you been up to this week? I’d love to know ♥