Tuesday, June 3, 2014
A blue skied, Edenic, morning. Bob and Sophie observe the following on their way to the bakers.
Two Sikh gentlemen in purple turbans chatting outside the Restaurant 'Le Venise' just off the market square. They're escorted by the local realtor. The place has been closed for at least ten years. Could it be possible they're thinking of opening an Indian take-away? How exotic !
A thin couple from Bordeaux are restoring one of the dilapidated fourteenth century houses by the church. New grey- blue shutters together with the fresh plaster work make it look rather smart. It's good to see something this old coming back to life. Bob carefully smells the fresh plaster before christening the downpipe.
The 'new' hotel a hive of activity. Balcony pillars freshly painted and gleaming white. Madame Bay has heard that the hotel has taken bookings from a Dutch cultural tour group in July. The fact the bedrooms aren't yet ready may be the cause for this sudden burst of early morning activity.
The gendarmes are putting out ' no parking ' signs in front of the large medieval house with boulders flanking the front door ( mounting blocks for horses ? ). The house has a gloriously overgrown garden with a magnolia maze. A source of shade and bird song even on the hottest of days. My favourite house in town and the garden a source of excitement and adventure for the PON's.