it is a bank holiday here today. The butcher and baker were open this morning but shut at lunch time. Nothing else is open today! Takes a bit of getting used to when you have lived in a 24 hour society. Traditionally this is the day when workers go on marches around France to protest at whatever is the current grievance. Apparently the number marching is down this year. Not sure what there would be to protest about when the code de travail covers all you would want.
This morning we finished our French tax forms on line so now we wait to see what arrives in the post. We also finished our English tax forms and they are ready to post. All the paperwork for registering our enduring power of attorney for my dear demented dad is also done and ready to post. Then P did an online application to renew his passport. So, all paperwork is up to date today. Itbfeels good.
This afternoon we went out for tea. We have expat friends who moved to the centre of our village. We met some other expats who have bought a B&B in the village and are moving over next month. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.
Home in time to walk the dogs and put chickens, ducks and geese to bed.
I did want to include a picture of our place but it has rained all day so that will have to wait.
P managed to do the concrete to go under the flagstones for the front doorstep of the end Gite. A step closer to getting the front door on.
We have lost momentum a bit recently, mainly because we were expecting family to arrive yesterday and they cancelled last minute. We will probably have the weekend as down time then get going again next week. Our eldest daughter and her husband arrive next Saturday and we will all be getting on with their house.
In the veg patch the peas are coming up fast as are the red onions. The elder has the beginnings of flowers so will not be long before I make the elder flower cordial. I also have a good stock of fruit in the freezer waiting to be made into jam.
The wood burner is going well as the house is cold. I always like it when the curtains are closed and the fire is blazing. Planning to get on with the bed cover I am making. It is a combination of knitting and crochet. Will post a picture once it is done.