Instead we go through a routine each morning of getting up early before the builder comes, having our coffee, then removing the coffee machine and microwave from the kitchen. Washing up our dishes from whatever microwavable or reaheatable meal we have bought from Intermarché that may have been left from the previous night. The aforementioned items go on to 'lounge table' and we cover it all with a dust sheet. Not really how we planned to spend this holiday but c'est la vie!
So we feel obliged to remove ourselves from the house, to drive off somewhere, a bit unsettled that the kitchen is not ready, but it would be to awkward to stay in the house with the work going on. However driving along on route to find something interesting to do we sometimes see some sights that really lift the spirits. For instance on the D625 between our village and Mirepoix were these magnificent fields of sunflowers. They looked fantastic and seemed to go on for ever!
I was that close to having an Age of Aquarius moment, stripping off and dancing naked around amongst them!
Sometimes it is the small things that we maybe overlook. For instance there is a wonderful butterfly farm just outside the village of Lesparou, called Les Papillons d'Amarande. We visited it in the afternoon, as apparently butterflies like to get up late and go to bed early.....half your luck mate! Its been run by a husband and wife team for 20 years but they are retiring next year. I thought what a great way to have an income, some polytunnels, some fruit trees, a few overripe bananas and away you go. Apparently some of the butterflies are getting a bit lazy now and just go straight for fruit drinks for their sustenance instead of the flowers themselves!
Ok I think thats enough butterfly pictures. There were some magnificent blue ones but the blooming' things never stayed still long enough to get a photo.