It is warm and sunny and the pace of southern France is exactly what we need right now. Plus the French is spoken so much slower and more easily understandable to us. Delightful time just outside our door at the morning market where we gathered food and a few other items we need. Then we gathered our things and went to the beach where I'm working on getting a ten like my friend Rick (like that will ever happen, me not being exactly the tanning type, but still just soaking up the vitamin d felt awfully good). This is the town where the Lumiere brothers made the first film in 1895, so there is some other history to explore also.
Yes, I am going to do some writing this afternoon at a church built 600 years ago; sites, sounds, smells from an area where Huguenots suffered, fled for their lives, and some died. Giles and Gillian can watch a half hour of Hogans Heroes and then they have to watch a half hour of French cartoons, part of the summers regiment of learning French.
We shopped for grand baby clothes at the market, anxiously awaiting our second grandchild in the days ahead. Olives, cauliflower and beans, sunglasses, french picnic knife, and a few other items. I slept like a rock last night!
Here's pictures from our first day on our own: