Sunday, June 24, 2012


Gorgeously hot, sunny day lounging in and around our Jean de Florette gite. It was once a farmhouse and has been 'in the family' for several generations. The couple who own it live in Marseille and this is the first time they've rented it out so we're guinea pigs. It's quite big, comfortably basic, just right for three or four families, which is us. The main investment is a very welcome, if small, swimming pool, but there's also a table tennis table, a dilapidated tennis court, cherry and fig trees, a large wheat field out the back, boules, baby-foot, swing-ball... Perfect. OK, spoiled a bit by England losing to Italy on penalties in the Euros but actually who cares? Certainly not Andrew who's a rugby man - and supports Wales not England.

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