First of all, this week has been incredible. We’ve settled in to life at the château and cannot quite believe how privileged we are to be doing this!
We have done some exploring of the local town each day and discovered la Mairie, the donjon or old tower, the 12th Century medieval church of St Pierre D’Aulnay, the pigeonnier or dovecote (thought to be one of the largest in the area) and we have met lots of locals and a couple of expats.
We’ve familiarised ourselves with the local Intermarché supermarket and found the weekly fish and chip van (run by Brits so it’s definitely the real thing)!
We have checked and topped up the swimming pool (after 10pm due to the hosepipe ban in force at the moment) and discovered a little stowaway… Luckily Rich rescued him before he could take a dip in the pool (can hedgehogs swim?) and released him back into the wild (aka the garden)!
All in all a very successful first week.