Work is really busy at present with reports, finishing off of this year and planning for next.
At this time of year I usually feel a bit tired, fraught and stressed and my thoughts turn to the forthcoming holidays. This year our holiday will be a bit fragmented by circumstances, and it means that I/we will travel out to Le Petit-Pressigny a couple of times during the school holidays.
We have so many things that we would like to do when we are there. Some are simple like enjoying the sun, terrace and garden, we want to explore the local area and venture further afield. So many of my blogging friends have flagged up, through their blogs, places that are really worth visiting. Some are on the tourist map and others are just beautiful 'ordinary' places with a tale to tell.
Then there are the jobs that need to be done! When we had our apartment all of the outside paintwork and common parts were looked after by our syndicat. Each year there was a meeting, and it was decided what should be done and the cost was split amongst the apartment holders. Now we are 'on our own'!!
So we have decided on a rolling programme of tasks to be undertaken each year. Some we will have done for us by local workers, as our way of contributing to the local community, and others we will do ourselves. So this summer we will make a start on windows and shutters. As we have 11 sets of french windows/doors, it will be a bit like painting the Forth Bridge!!
Just some of the windows and shutters!
But do you know what? I can't wait.............