Friday, November 02, 2007

How Was it For You?


Summer, that is. While not wishing to sound smug ours is still ongoing with the temperatures in the twenties during the day. It cools down at dusk but that's all the better to snuggle down into the warmth of the duvet with a good book...

And how was it for me? Think 18 visitors since Easter. Can you imagine how many sheets, towels and bottles of red wine that represents? How many breakfasts, lunches on the terrace, walks along the seafront. How many hours spent reminiscing, chatting, laughing? Now try to imagine all the corners that never got swept or clearing up that wasn't done, cars that weren't cleaned..so you can guess what I've been doing since the end of September when we waved goodbye to our last visitor...yes, a huge spring clean.

And working too as in paid work!

No sooner had we packed son's bags and delivered him to university in England than I found a job doing some teaching. I've been searching for years for something like this and, lo, just when I needed it I found the perfect job; tailor made doesn't even come close to describing it. I'm doing 10 hours one to one and I've also managed to keep on my private pupils and I'm still running my adults conversation course in the village. I miss my boy dreadfully but between ourselves this is more satisfying intellectually than the school run. (Hush my mouth!)
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20 comments:

tut-tut said...

Great to have you back--and fulfilled, too!

ColinB said...

There's another advantage of the cool nights. It's just one's head that's exposed to the mozzies, and I don't know about you, my antennae stay active, even during deep sleep. Hear a buzz, flick on the light, track 'em down ...

Anyway, nice to have you back. This blogging neck of the woods has been somewhat quiet.

PS Am having to sign in with my old Blogger account to send this, but New Dreams and Daemons is now on a different blog host:

http://www.dreamsanddaemons.blog.co.uk

sarala said...

Welcome back! I love the picture too. I suppose if you live in a place as wonderful as Provence, house guests are the price you pay. People aren't flocking in hordes to my lowly home in the Windy City!
I'm going to miss my kids when they go off to college. But like yourself I'm not going to miss the school run or making school lunches or arranging play dates or. . . .

Riotstar said...

Very glad you are back Angela! And congratulations on the job. Our summer was rather wet and gray, but otherwise good!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Happy Dance! You're back!! Congratulations on the job. Did you finish your remodel project??

18 visitors x 4 bottles of wine each is a lot of wine! ;)

Welcome back!

CJ said...

Lovely to have you back...so glad your summer was good!I'm a bit green about your balmy autumn though! We are firmly ensconced in gentle, misty drizzle ;)

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Welcome Back, Angela!! We've missed you. Sounds like a very fun-filled, busy summer. Congratulations on the job! Peace & love, JP/deb

Mountain Dweller said...

Welcome back! Pleased to hear about your extended summer and here's wishing you all the best with the new job.

cityfarmer said...

HE'S ADORABLE.....let's chat again soon....thanks for your care.

cityfarmer said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!

Betty C. said...

Congratulations on your new job. it seems quite a few of us expat bloggers have had positive job changes for la rentrée! Teaching one-on-one is great -- I hope you enjoy it!

Louise said...

I often asked myself why I never opened a chambre d'hote when I lived in France - I would be rich now! Your 'season' is coming to an end - mine is just about to start as the snow arrives! We are 18 for Christmas (not all in my chalet I hasten to add - only 8!) but with my move to Brussels I am avoiding the continual onslaught of visitors through the winter!
However I have already got a visitor list for the house in Brussels! Not for the weather obviously, but I fear it will become a weekend break destination!

But I love it!

Astrid said...

Welcome back and congratulations on your new job.

Who's the cutie in the picture?

BurkinaMom said...

What an adorable baby!
Also, the garden picture in your last post was completely gorgeous! Did you take it?
I have enjoyed looking at you blog and glad to see that you are around again.

Sarah said...

Nice to see you back, Angela!

cityfarmer said...

WHERE OH WHERE ARE YOU???/

GMG said...

Didn't notice this one in November... Saw that there was nothing in Nice, but at least here a new blogger generation is having some fun...
Hope to see you back!
Blogtrotter

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog, wish I had found it months ago, shame your not posting anymore Angela

Jim

Bergson said...

Il est trop mimi ce bébé
avec sa bouée orange sur cette eau bleue

Maternity mum said...

What a cute baby !