Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Carry on dancing

Well things are now under way - the valuation on the house was better than we feared and the estate agent seemed optimistic that we will sell at a good price. ( Timing is really tricky though as selling too quickly would be complicated as TC doesn't leave work until December and I would like a last family Christmas here before we leave). We shall just have to see what happens.

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Tarn et Garonne . We had no major traumas this time and everything was working. The sun shone for the whole holiday and we made the most of our little pool. The new generator arrived while we were there and was delivered to the door with the help of some good friends having taken only two days after despatch from Crewe.

As we contemplate leaving England it is of course family and friends we will miss. Our circle of friends is largely made up of fellow folk music and dance lovers. TC will have to leave his celidh band but hopes to be able to carry on playing so we have been pleased to be able to find out about the local traditional music and dance scene in Quercy. We enjoyed two "Bals Occitans" during our latest trip and saw traditional dancing displays. We were pleased to see that the enthusiasts were a friendly and mixed age bunch who would not have looked out of place at our local folk club. It was great to be able to join in with the dancing and seeing the same faces at each event made us feel we were getting to know people already. We will certainly be making contact in the future.

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