Stories and Lentils

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Adventures in the south of France, living simply, building a home and chasing after two feisty little girls...

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It was absolutely bone chilling cold and no one wanted to go outside, least of all this one... But, one of the positives of living in a house that's being renovated is that escaping it becomes a priority and so we end up playing hide and seek on a windswept hillside like this one, freezing our girls cheeks off, finding wild boar poo and apart from the constant nose wiping and putting gloves back on hands we mostly have fun. #nochoicebutthesimplelife
Waking up to an unexpected snowfall, one of my favourite things...
The mud kitchen transformed into a snow kitchen. Gritty ice cream all round!
Monkey in a winter woodland.
Last day of January and the first flowers of Spring...
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Intrepid Explorer. I was so ridiculously happy that this little snow plough was happy in the snow... not only is it joyous to watch her so enraptured by something as simple as snow but to think that perhaps by next winter we can spend more and more time #upthere in the mountains without her feeling overcome by the cold. FREEDOM!
Whilst it's been raining down here, snow has been covering the mountains up high...
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 Yesterday was the first time Little I joined her sister in loving the snow and it was magical! I did have to push the van the last twenty metres to get there, we did cause a queue of traffic and it was completely humiliating and we also didn't have enough money to ski.... but we came home after a day outside surrounded by incredible mountains, the girls sleeping exhausted in their seats under piles of jumpers, their hair full of the scent of outside and it was definitely worth it.
Rain, rain and more rain. Boots, waterproofs, pleading to wade through icey torrents bare legged, escaping umbrellas caught in the wind, wet socks on the (one and only) radiator and the soft sound of rain drops hitting the roof...
When the rain stops for the afternoon...
The best thing about Wednesdays at home... Florent getting some direction on the building site. Forewoman L.
For the past two weeks it's rained and rained here. The tiny stream infront of our house became a torrent and the drought parched land soaked up the water until it couldn't take any more. Then, today, the sun came out and this afternoon Little I and I climbed our favourite hill and enjoyed the sunshine. We spotted butterflies, new born calves and a brave few flowers. All the jobs I had to get done didn't get done but I have that lovely sleepy feeling that comes from time spent outside and Little I might even sleep early tonight.... #dinnerwasplainpastathough #nutritionsecondtofreshair