I’m half-way through my holiday in France and I’m reporting that we’re having a great time doing nothing much at all. We were determined to regain our energies after our move, and you don’t get that from dashing hither and thither to look at this and visit that. The sight-seeing kind of holiday can be wonderful but what we wanted to avoid was the kind of holiday that’s just as busy as the life you leave behind. That was a complete no-no and I’m happy to tell you that rather than rushing around seeing a lot of stuff, we’ve pretty much kept to our plan of just ‘being’. So, in the lovely little town of Moissac we’ve spent a lot of time walking around the canal, sitting in cafes people watching, mooching around the local market and I’ve even (very much) enjoyed visiting the nearby supermarket, which is not quite a hypermarket, but big enough. Don’t you just love the different food you can get in these markets?
As you know, I’m absolutely not an expert in packing the right clothes for a holiday. Over and over again I either pack too much or the wrong clothes for the weather. This time, did I bring the right clothes? Well yes, I think I have. Half my case had been packed for the cold weather and the other half for the hot weather. And exactly as I thought the first two weeks has been quite cold, with a lot of rain and not a lot of sun.
Here I am in my very ordinary blue jeans, plus jacket.
This is outside the beautiful Moissac Abbey, parts of which were built in the 11th century. It’s got an incredibly lovely cloister. See last year’s pic taken on a very hot day.
But gosh, this year I really need that jacket as it was quite a cold day with a very cool wind.
And here, unlike the last year when I walked round the canal in a floaty skirt in the throbbing heat, this year I’m quite covered up.
This was taken well into the second week and the weather was just beginning to warm up – just look at the beautiful sun and the blue sky against the yellowing leaves of the trees.
And here’s a pic of me and my good friend Chris on a tourist bus in Toulouse.
The weather is apparently going to warm up a bit (actually it’s raining again today). But, hopefully, I’ll be wearing my warm weather clothes soon.
And you can see, I’ve worn my wonderful tie-dye hat a lot (bought in Norway, btw). I’ve packed other hats, but this one is a great success as it can be bundled into my bag and taken out at moment’s notice when the sun comes out from behind the clouds. So, this hat gets the prize for being my best holiday hat!
When I have time (and definitely when I get back from this long break) I’ll tell you more about my great finds in that very rare thing, a French charity shop.
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
P.S. With all this rain combined with the hot sun the mozzies are out in force. I’m covered in bites! But hey, it’s still France!
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