October 30- must be an auspicious day.

For absolutely no particular discernible reason, I thought I would start my blog again. Perhaps I have been hibernating the last couple of months and I have missed the discipline of writing regularly. I had a fantastic month in Spain and France and I think the Alhambra tour  was my favourite day in Spain.  We had a lovely view from our BnB. Maybe it was a nostalgia for my trip to Isfahan in the 1980’s but I have a thing for tiles and fretwork.

 

 

 

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France  was special for other reasons as I went back to the village Sam and I lived in and stayed with dear friends when he was ten years old. I went back to his little school and to our house that we had for 6 months.

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Sam’s school

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“Our” house in the sun.

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One of the things I loved the most was being in France in Spring as I had spent a lot of time there in the colder months. I found it hard to believe that I simply didn’t need sunblock even though it was 37 degrees and the flowers were sumptuous.

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Too much? Getting carried away? I always try to imagine living for another extended period in France. However, my French is as bad as ever.

I had not been to the Loire since I was in my twenties so it was a great pleasure to stumble upon a beautiful little town called Loche.

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Our BNB

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As always, I can resist looking at the real estate. However, it is not easy living in another country, especially if like me, you enjoy poetry and books. I am a bit of a hopeless linguist so it would be difficult to get beyond ordering yummy food. Loche was the perfect size though, like Goldilocks’ porridge it seemed just right.

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It seems an age ago that I was in sunny France but we still have flowers here to enjoy, even on my little deck of neglected blooms.

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and there are books to be read and knitting to be knitted. I have Grandma envy as my sister’s two boys are becoming dads. Sam isn’t impressed by my encouragement for him to procreate.

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Happy Monday. Fluffy George resurrected…

 

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