Saturday, September 18th

Ratty didn’t make any noise last night.  Was Craig successful in securing the cottage?  Is Ratty wasting away in the sealed rafters?  No…..he was just toying with us.  He sprang to life later in the morning when we heard what sounded like a dead body being dragged across the attic.  Maybe he had packed up his belongings and was leaving?

Enough is enough….Craig rose early (although hearing me scream when Felix ran across my foot in a darkened room probably helped) and went outside to combat the intruder.  While he cut back all vegetation leading up the walls of the cottage, I worked on completing our plans for our winter destinations.  We still need to book a train from Munich to Nuremberg (thank you, DB Bahn for having an English option on your website) and our airfare to Egypt….but we’re making progress.

We were both ready for apperitif time early today….with Felix always eager to join in.  While enjoying our Kirs, we met our “neighbors”….a retired English couple currently vacationing on their catamaran parked just a few boats down from ours.  They spend 8 weeks here in the Spring and another 8 weeks in the Fall, usually cruising up the canal a bit, stopping in a few villages before heading back, but this time their dog is having trouble with the trip so they decided to stay put along the canal and take day trips on their bicycles.  This retirement thing is pretty nice….I think I could get used to it.  

Dinner was very simple….my Grandpa’s “mullligan” recipe…..nothing like the real recipe…..this is a combo of sausages, potatoes and beans.  Simple to fix and very filling and satisfying after a hard day’s work.

Bon Appétit


About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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