Pandemic restrictions finally easing. Shopping centres are open without having to have your Covid app scanned on entry. Despite forecasts that the French would never accept restrictions on their personal freedom mask wearing and social distancing are still the accepted norm. The big question in the village is whether the annual petanque competition and dinner should go ahead next month. The younger villagers are all for it. The older ones want to know if their third booster jabs will have been administered. The court case also weighs heavily on the decision.
Having the windows down in the car as we return from our trip to the bakers does nothing for Sophie's hair. Perhaps it's time for the last trim of the season before the colder weather arrives ?