PACKING FOR FRANCE
|Taken in April last year in the countryside near Boussac|
Packing up to leave for a couple of months is no small thing... well not to me anyway! I just hate packing to go anywhere.. even if only to Sydney for a couple of days. I loathe the clothing choice dilemma. My wardrobe is so jumbled and un-coded. It took ages today to sift through the 'possibles' and 'definites' and in the end I chucked it all in a huge case which I have to sort out tomorrow as I leave on Wednesday.
Mr R-I has bravely carried my bags for all the years we have travelled but not without complaint mind you. Yes, he is a resigned 'pack-horse'! He regularly pleads with me to lighten the load, but I am simply unable to do so. I usually start off really well, making piles on a spare bed and critically matching this with that, resulting in the piles getting smaller and smaller. Triumphant, I then begin the careful process of transferring said piles into the gaping suitcase. This is where the trouble starts. I suppose I start feeling some sort of panic when looking at a half-full case and slowly the 'just in case' items start creeping in!
Anyway, the purpose of this little note is to say that I shall be in France for the next couple of months and although this is a blog mostly about the farm and life in the Highlands, I don't think I will be breaking any rules by writing from France do you?
I will be in Boussac - a small town in the Limousin region as well as in Provence for a while and in Paris for a couple of days. So... until then... 'au revoir' and 'a bientot' !!