It is now just over a month since we returned from our last holiday in Le Grand-Pressigny.
In a few weeks’ time we will be heading back to France again. It can’t come too soon.
The weather here in Derbyshire has turned into November all of a sudden. Yesterday it was cold, misty and miserable all day. Until now it has been unusually mild, and dry.
We did a few last tidying-up jobs in the garden – our green bin recycling service is being cut between now and March – part of the local council’s economy measures. The last collection is this week so we crammed as much into it as possible. The rest will have to sit in the emptied bin until March. It rankles that we pay huge council tax for a service that they have decided to cut. The bigger your house, the bigger your garden, the more you pay in council tax and the more you need your green bin.
The next few weeks will fly by as we drag ourselves to work in the ever-darkening mornings. I can no longer ignore the fact that we are hurtling towards Christmas once again and with all of that we will soon be on our way back to France.
Last year it was touch and go whether or not we made the trip. Tons of snow fell overnight on the 25th November and we were snowed in for a week. More snow fell throughout December and travelling was difficult to say the least. I am sincerely hoping that last year was one of those winters that we only get about every ten years.
I think I must be suffering from half time blues !!