It was that time again to go to Fitou, France, to continue working on our ruin. Last time we rid it pretty much of everything possible and only walls and floors are still standing.
This time, it was all about levelling the floor in la cave (a.k.a cellar) as well as getting started on building a wall.
I know my regularity with posting blog posts has been a bit off these past 2 weeks. I have a good excuse though, last week I went to Art Basel and this week I was busy working on our house in the south of France. I also had to take a well-deserved break at the beach, obviously.
Another major event that happened on Thursday is the latest ART Fabrik vernissage.
This week, I drove to Art Basel with my mum. It was a spontaneous decision we took last week, and since it was such a last-minute trip, we drove there from Fitou, France. It took us about 9 hours there and even more hours back, so we had a lot of time to talk about life and other things.
One topical issue we discussed is related to Brexit. It should be a question, or several, to answer from time to time regardless, but the Brexit thing sure speeds things up with all its uncertainties.
I have written quite a few posts about my meningioma and brain surgery over the past months. If you are interested in this or are going through something similar, please have a read. I do hope that it’ll help you understand and possibly be less scared and more positive.
It’s been about 8 months and 2 weeks since the surgery and yes, it took me this long to digest and write about it. This is the penultimate post about it, unless I get a sudden brain wave of what I need to share or I get questions in the future that I haven’t answered.
I’ve tried to pinpoint things that stood out to me during my recovery over a 3-4 month period. After that, your body and brain start getting back to normal with some occasional kinks in the system.
A month ago we decided to take a last minute trip to Lanzarote. It’s been on my list of travel destinations for absolutely ages. My parents went there in the 90s and told me all about volcanoes and César Manrique and ever since they planted the seed, I’ve been dreaming of visiting this volcanic island one day.
So my husband and I made it happen over the bank holiday weekend adding a few extra days to both ends. Also, the price of bitcoin increased, so it just seemed the perfect timing to finance our trip by selling one.