Apologies for the gap, the days seem to be flying.
In the sunny spells it has been just beautiful. I am currently on a mission to take control of the hedges. The ever observant Fiona asked me what hedges – it’s as if she’s never been here – the place is heaving with hedges. Working outside with a warm late winter sun on your back is just fab. It’s also been an opportunity to spot lots of wildlife. There are birds everywhere and I have no idea what most of them are. On Friday, I spotted my first red squirrel on the site. It was incredible to watch, so beautiful. We have seen a few in the UK of course but never in our back garden.
The past week has been remarkably incident free. The weather has been a bit lively with a couple of storms. Last night there was a power cut and unfortunately all the candles and camping lights are conveniently in my mum’s garage in Whitley Bay. I’ve met quite a few locals; some French, some British. They have all be really kind and welcoming – taking pity on a poor scruffy Scotsman who speaks reasonable English and crazy French.
Tomorrow (if it’s dry) I think I’ll make a start on the outside of the gites just to freshen them up.