Following a fortnight cruising around South West France and Northern Spain, we have now been back at Le Touroulet campsite for a week. The weather has been glorious, with crisp early mornings followed by warm sunshine. The trees are beginning to take on their autumn colours, there are chestnuts, hazel nuts and wild mushrooms everywhere, and the lakes are still warm enough to swim in, (although I seem to be the only one using them.) We have been for a couple of very pleasant walks, and have also seen a house that we would both buy tomorrow if we had the money. Let’s hope it is not gone by the Spring.
We have spent most of the past two days trying to cram everything we own either into or onto the Beast, and have had to repack at least four times in order to get everything in. I hope he makes it up the steep hill out of the campsite! We are planning to drive to Pamplona, about 300 miles, tomorrow and another 300 miles to Jalon the day after. We are both looking forward to being back in a house for a few months and to seeing our friends, but now that we have decided we want to be in France, we both feel rather as if we are marking time. We are also a bit concerned that George Osborne is about to do something very nasty to overseas resident tax allowances.
Must close now as I want to make the most of the sunshine. We are likely to be out of contact for a few days until we can set up our computers in Spain, so apologies if no new blog for a day or two. Happy birthdays to Stefan and Tom.
Finally, we would love to know who is following our blog in Brazil. We have wracked our brains but still can’t think of anyone we know there, so please post a comment and let us know who you are! All the best, Andy.