So, with a month to go before we head off on our biggest adventure yet, I thought it was time to start writing again. It will be a way of trying to pin moments down; I am amazed that we have somehow leapt from our move being something fuzzy on our horizon, to now being something very real and happening v soon.

Its been funny talking about our plans. We consistently are asked where we are going (Gers), do we speak French (trying to but its a bit tricky) and being told we are very brave (they are very scary, them Frenchies). I don’t know if I would ask anything different, if I was the one doing the asking. 

Packing continues apace:

Its like living in a massive Jenga game. Yesterday we spent six hours trying to knock some sense into the garage, which had become our general dumping ground. It looks quite a bit better. 

I keep thinking ‘I’ll use up the bread flour and make a loaf’ then remember I’ve packed all my tins and baking sheets. We’re down to eating things that we can stir in a pan, or fry, or slosh milk over. I am really looking forwards to seeing all my cookbooks again too ( they are packed). I’m hosting book group here a week before we go and will have a camping theme, with us all sitting around in the garden, fairy lights a twinkling and with it being baking hot. Currently the weather is wet, cool and we had hailstones. I am an optimist. 

Tomorrow I will have another attempt to scale Bureaucracy Mountain. I have already sorted house insurance, Wessex water and need to tackle Gas n Electric, Council tax, DVLA etc etc

Still having a wonderful time hanging out with friends. We ended up at Bath Pizza Co in Green Park, you know, with the outside pizza oven and glorious lights? Yet again, we had sublime pizzas and are looking for any excuse to go again. 

We have no regrets about uprooting ourselves but I would rather like our friends to somehow be coming too, so we had an amalgamation of our current and new life sort of layered over each other…

The cat is expressing her moving anxiety by loving us even more than usual

 This is her, right this very second, thrumming with purrs :

Anyway, will check in again soon and hope you have a good week,

Rebecca 😄