I am surprised it has been so long since my last blog. It has been a very busy time - I have learnt to plaster; I would say to a point good enough for the first coat and mercifully my neighbour it turns out has a real talent for it - so he did the second. So that has been my occupation for the last few weeks.
This week I managed to get out into the garden and spring is in the air. Perhaps I am a little premature as I see in the forecast that there are some cold days ahead - possibly even a flurry or two of snow; but today I was working in the garden and it was warm. The days are getting longer and the buds are on the trees. I believe the birds know spring is coming. I saw a flock of geese heading North this morning - flying in their wonderful V formation. I have seen cranes making their nests and when I opened the door this morning there were a hundred little song birds singing in the trees. I am sure they know.
We visited a new beach on Sunday. Just between St Palais Sur Mer and La Palmyra it was a real find. A paradise. The most beautiful long, golden beach stretching as far as the eye could see. The sea was tranquil and although just a few minutes from the savage coast - nothing like the 15 ft high waves the surfers pick up there. It was just a 2 minute walk through a pine forest to be greeted by this beautiful sight. I would thoroughly recommend it.