Posted: 06/10/2016 at 22:29
Hello again. We have internet!
Interesting week. The removers arrived early - ie mid pm on Monday and were unloading the plant trailer as we returned form shopping. Worked till 7pm then slept in the trucks and spent 5 more hours on Tuesday unloading and then scarpered. OH went out at 7am to fetch them croissants and baguettes...... no visible bakers in the nearest village and the next one said of course she didn't have 12 croissants or change for a 50€note. We won't be regulars!
Since then, registering at the local council for residence, at another for refuse collection and composting bins, buying light fittings and a washing whirlygig, walking dogs and caring for a cat. She knocked very insistently on the bedroom window above the single storey parts on Monday morning. Gorgeous ginger cat, clearly starving but very friendly and cuddly and not at all shy. Been getting through 4 sachets of food a day plus biscuits and milk. Turns out she belongs to the previous owners and disappeared in mid July just after we'd bought the place. They're coming to fetch her tomorrow evening.
Meanwhile, we're carrying on with the unpacking. Gardening and cookery books sorted today, amongst other things. Lunch out in Luçon - very good.
Clari - hope the breaking is soon over and the making and creating starts soon.
Dove - rest! It's a short term frustration for a long term result
WW - your month will fly by.
DD - your OH's role in life is to frustrate and control you. Don't let him and don't be fooled. Good luck with your projects. Someone is our new village is advertising sessions of English tea to "improve your English" at a local hall. Wonder if he does cakes.
Good to see everyone else chatting and pottering as usual. Hope all nasty bugs go away soon.