Hi all – thought I’d better update everyone as to why it has been so quiet for sooooo long on the Piedaleau blog.
We were due to head back to France at the beginning of April but a series of events have overtaken us so that we are STILL here!
I lost another very dear friend in awful circumstances – completely unexpected. I have been extremely upset by it and wanted to be here for the memorial service which took place at beginning of may. Beautifully done and very very moving.
After a fabulous holiday in Sydney, New Zealand and Singapore we came home to find that the situation viz a viz Adrian’s children and their mother had deteriorated significantly.
The upshoot is that the ex marital home has been put up for sale and Adrian will buy an apartment so that the children can live separately from their mother and step father. A hard decision to make and not one that he has taken easily. There has been a long build up to get this point with a ‘final straw’ breaking the proverbial camel’s back in March.
So, for these reasons we delayed our return to France. We decided last week to book our return on the Chunnel for Thurs (12th May).
We were all set to load the car on Weds when Bingo! a good offer was received for the house!
So we cancelled our travel arrangements and are now trying to see what will happen re the house and have started apartment hunting with the kids.
Please keep your fingers crossed for us because we are having severe boating withdrawal symtoms!
I’ve had to do some decorating (!) & even had to go out and buy a wine box to calm me nerves ……….
To lighten this brief epistle I attach some photos from our fantastic holiday down NZ way – it was great to meet up with the kiwis we met last summer on the french waterways and we were literally bowled over by everyone’s generosity & hospitality!