5. No Camino

Being the only man in a dormitory of females was not envisaged but, candidly, rolling out of our sleeping bags before dawn, walking by torchlight before breakfast and then carrying our rucksacks all day in the heat, we appreciated any bunk to crash on, no matter what the company. In the first dormitory on ourContinue reading “5. No Camino”

4. La rentrée

  La rentrée; except that it isn’t; it just feels like the real thing.  It’s a fausse  rentrée if you like. Schools that have been closed for weeks are now starting to re-open, cautiously. What is missing is the frenzied rush to the supermarket or papeterie for the stationery that sets parents back a tidyContinue reading “4. La rentrée”

3. To get to the bottom of…………

i.e. to discover the truth about……… No prizes for guessing which supermarket shelves were cleared first. Yes, these……….   ………but followed by a short  head by flour. May seem odd, but down here in SW France home baking is part  of everyday life and those shelves haven’t yet recovered from the onslaught. Our neighbour, whoContinue reading “3. To get to the bottom of…………”