Hi All, we have had several very pleasant days out while we have been here, despite the weather being pretty iffy. We went to Lagrasse, which is supposed to be one of the prettiest villages in France on Tuesday. Tom and Sam stayed there last summer. Yesterday we went to the four chateaux at Lastours. These are right at the top of a mountain and Ann insisted on walking the whole way up. It took her ages and she can’t walk today but you have to admire her determination. I just wish she wasn’t quite so stubborn and was prepared to wear bandages and proper walking boots and carry a stick!
As you can see from the photo the sunflowers are out and I have done the necessary on my left ear. All I need now is an encouraging brother to subsidise me to paint for a few years and life will be sorted! Nikki Luxford has just sold another of my large sculptures on behalf of her charity One Step Malawi, which puts me two pieces ahead of van Gogh!
Sorry we can’t upload more photos. Upload speed is so slow they take about half an hour each. Congratulations to Chloe on doing so well in her talent competition playing guitar and singing, and much thanks to her guitar teacher. If she keeps it up it will be a pleasure for her entire life.
Leaving here on Sunday for a long drive to the Dordogne where we are looking forward to meeting up with Peter and Tatiana. All the best. Andy.