A Year Down the Line (well 7 years now)
A new chapter
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
As of next week we shall be the proud renters of this humble abode. A very sweet little house with plenty of room in the garage for our furniture and a lovely view down the valley.
Yesterday, the agent rang to say that, if we would like, the landlord was in town and we could meet him. Sure, I say and an appointment was made. A little later the phone rang and a french woman speaking french v e r y s l o w l y introduced herself as if I knew who she was and talked of something about the village where this house is. After a bit of tooing and froing I discovered that she was the landlady and would we like to meet at her house rather than the agent. Of course, we would be delighted.
They turn out to be a couple of elderly retired teachers from Paris who have the farm below this house as a holiday home, and had bought ours to stop anyone else buying it.
So if you are invited for something at 2.30pm expect:
A table laid with table cloth and paper napkins, wine glasses, tea plates, bowls and cups on the dresser,
A glass (or two) of sweet white wine
A plate of sweet biscuits
Tinned fruit salad
And lots of kind french chat. As we left there was a perfect rainbow overhead. Good omens for our renting.