Some photos to give you a taste of our days as we’ve mostly been moving furniture and bikes down here from the grandparents’ attic, organizing our stuff, figuring out new systems for shopping, cooking and laundry and finding the rhythm of our days. Athena-lou-lou in the Back Forty. The homemade tresse bread brought by a neighbor to welcome us. Red currant jam made from “our” red currant bush. They were ripe when we arrived, so I borrowed some jars from Tata. Apricots in a blue dish. They made me happy. So I took a picture. They make me want to take up painting. Hanging blossoms which have inspired me to make a lampshade ~ I’m working on it. Meanwhile I keep swiping the blossoms off the bush down by the church. Whenever we pass Hermes calls out “Lampshade!” Off to work The Land. Impressive cobwebs we found in the loft of the garden shed. Very Miss Havisham. Bella on the trail of a good smell. Baroque church at the old monastery at Bellelay, last week’s day trip outing. Now it is used as an art gallery, but it had quite an interesting history, of which I will not tell you all just now. There was an impressive organ and I hope to return sometime for an organ concert. Bellelay Monastery (and this kitchen) is where Tete de Moine (Head of Monk) cheese was first made. Now you can sometimes buy it in Kirkland at Costco. The cheese kitchen was remodeled in 1734. Bella again, because she is so cute and schnuggly and because she barely ever looks right at the camera.