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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well, our Christmas has certainly turned out better than I had feared a little earlier in the year. Sue has continued to progress and, whilst continuing with her chemotherapy, they have taken her off the morphine pump and replaced it with a patch. We are gearing ourselves up to some 'serious' work with the physiotherapist to try to move on to getting out of bed more frequently.

At the same time I've been encouraged by the time spent at my 'Boot Camp'. I certainly feel fitter and I'm hoping to convince the doctors at Toulouse that I'll be ok if I keep on with my medication, stick to a salt free diet and also continue with a regular fitness regime.

It's been good having Guy and Carla here with us for the Christmas holiday. We seem to have had a succession of visits and meals with our lovely friends. So, to round it all off, we want to wish all of you who, for whatever reason, follow our blog, a very happy New Year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Lavoir

As per most rural country villages, we have our own 'lavoir', a small building where the women would wash their clothes. I don't know how old is the one in our hamlet, but it usually only has water in it from Autumn to Spring and, these days, is only used by Serge, an old chap of about 55 who hangs his washing out to dry in it!

So, I was surprised to see 2 workman stripping off the old roof tiles and begin to replace the roof with new timber and tiles. But this is a reflection of the desire to retain the local heritage around us. A desire strong enough to spend community money on its refurbishment.

As you can see, even though we're nearly at the shortest day, we've not had enough water for any to show in our Lavoir.