Yes I've been so quiet I know. We've had a really heavy month.
At the end of January we signed to buy a 3 bedroomed villa with a garden in Lunel just 10 minutes from here.... and from there the paper chase starts - arranging mortgages and bridging loans - talking to the notaire and trying hard to sell our little place that we live in now.
Work has been great - such interesting subjects including: tennis court quotes, solar heating quotes, more Ikea kitchen bits (not to mention shelves for old 78 records), marketing a couple of new gites (watch this space), standing in for a friend after the gendarmes called on her house whilst she's away looking for a VAT evading builder, electrical work in a kitchen, plumber's quotes for two lots of water softeners - so you can see, pretty varied.
Lots more news coming soon - but can't give it to you all in one go - you might die of excitement. One of my friends just said to me that I never seem to do anything by halves... hmmm.
Accommodation searches short, medium & long term
Help with house purchases (we are not an estate agent, therefore totally without bias)
Help with Utilities - English speaking contacts for all requirements (Banking, Insurance....)
English TV installation - Telephone & internet installations
Holiday Home / Gite Management (15 years experience in the UK Travel Industry)
Making friends - Helping with schools, creches, nannies, shopping, home-making...
Telling you how it is, no rose-tinted spectacles here.