There is only so much fun and lad can handle and this week has certainly been eventful, if rather unproductive.
The French have been having a long weekend, running through Saturday and Sunday, bridging (as they say) Monday and into the public holiday on Tuesday. As a result the town is full of people down from Paris: overdressed townies taking the country air and bringing their bored kids with them. Suddenly no-one says “Hello” any more when they meet you in the street, the locals being outnumbered by this influx of people with no manners.
Oh yes, fun: everyone is entertaining in the garden and we have been for several four or five hour lunches with friends.
On Bastille Day we had lunch for most of the day and as darkness fell joined up with more friends for fireworks and dancing on the beach.
None of this has helped my productivity but I did get a little planting done, moved log cabin components from the front to the back of the house and tackled a couple of DIY jobs. We also completed the registration of our gite and B&B with the governmental agency Gite de France in the hope of attracting more bookings.
On Wednesday the huge Tour de France carnival passed through the area, finishing a stage at Issodan and starting one in Vatan, both towns just around the corner from us.