Settling back into life in Caunes Minervois after a 2 week trip to England hasn’t been hard. Not much changed while we were away. The boulangerie has taken on a new assistant, the pool seems to have sprung a bit of a leak, the hazelnuts have ripened and popped out of their frilly pods and have fallen onto the floor, we are over run with tomatoes and courgettes from my hastily erected trial veg patch and we found a little wasps nest in one of the aloe vera that proved fascinating to 4 year old Dexter.
We have lots of visitors, some who are making their second visit of the year….which is great as they clearly love the place just like we do.
|On a really hot day, we left the pool and ventured to a lake in the Black Mountains, near Mazamet, where it was a few degrees cooler and surprisingly uncrowded.|
After the excitement of le Tour and then the Olympics in London, all has settled into a simple quiet routine again. It is perhaps the lull before the storm as our next trip back to England will involve our eldest daughter’s (technically…. Mark’s daughter ) wedding. So, we are making the most of the lazing around in the heat time, and enjoying watching the grandchildren turn into fish as they gain confidence in the pool.