We are in sunny France, and are living on bread and cheese and iced tea. Some local produce is available as organic, but it isn’t as prevalent as back home.
The shops and markets abound with local produce, however : it’s fantastic. And the peaches ; proper peaches that ooze with juice, and smell like fruit. Fresh cherries from the tree at the bottom of our garden are just one of the many delights of our gite location. Woodland walks around the medieval estate help us pass the lazy days…. a brisk swim in the pristine pool cools us down.
This countryside is amazingly rich. The sunflowers are starting to turn their smiling faces to the sun. The huge round hay bales squat in the fields like big fat golden sausages. The only sound from our bedroom that of the crickets chirping their song and the odd trundling tractor….
We started on coffee, of course and thought it didn’t affect us for the first few days… not so, it seems as we begin to grow agitated, despite the tranquillity. Is it too long away from the Internet? A week, surely not? So here we are in a shiny plastic electrical store on the outskirts of the nearest town. The only French thing is the keyboard, with its alien formation.
Back to the pool, and the lazy crickets and the cherries, I think. Perhaps a market on the morrow, or a medieval Bastide…. and more local produce….
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