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PREPARATIONS

The move is beginning to feel imminent now. In two months we'll be beginning the journey down through France to find ourselves in a new home. Our weekends are now filled with seeing friends and family and packing stuff up until we leave the house here. I keep skipping ahead of myself and planning the route we'll drive down through France, from Florent's family in Normandy to the Pyrennes, rereading Seamus Heaney's 'Night Drive' and momentarily forgetting that our drive is likely to be far less romantic, with the girls in the back battling their seatbelts, demanding snacks and continuous games of 'I spy with my little eye'...

We're slowly working down through our list of things to do before the end of May.

A van tomove us and our things, shift and carry buiding materials and provide space for a matress for weekend camping expeditions once we're there...
      We may, or may not, have a van (we have one lined up to by after it passes its MOT...). At…