I know I know, it's been a long time. It's also been a long way! I haven't counted the miles, but I've been to the UK twice, the US twice, and up north by car for a four-day-special family party. All that finished exactly a week ago, and I almost feel as if know what day it is and what time it is. What can I say, it's great to be back.
Cramped cattle class planes, anonymous hotels, and almost continuous noise. Being here, where the most disturbing noise is the score of 'little monks' (as sparrows are called here) arrayed around the guttering looking down on the courtyard of a morning. Bless 'em. I don't know if you've ever seen the cartoon short called 'For the Birds' before Monsters inc.? If not ensure you do so this year. It's a cure. I'm not sure what for, but it's a cure.
The photos below are from the Fete du Pain yesterday at the local village market. the sun shone, the people talked and danced, and the bread and veg looked great and smelled even better.
Well, now I'm back and in the groove, my daily torrent has started ...