My favorite time of the year for the very reason is that it heralds the start of Spring. A little fanciful perhaps but I need the prospect of spring to raise the spirits and the sad feelings created by the dark days of winter. So warm up some wine and spices and toast the start of the lighter days.
‘in the midst of winter I found that there was within me, an invincible summer’ Albert Camus.
The good news is that we have bought a piece of France. Just a field at the moment but permission being sought to allow us to live on it permanently, the Mayor is very friendly and very pleased we want to settle in his village.
Sunset at the field
The long term prospect is for a motor home halt and campsite, but nothing will happen for awhile as we need to get basic facilities onto the site and produce a plan for the mayor.
In the meantime have a very merry time this festive period and fingers crossed that 2017 will be a little less disturbing than 2016.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes