Well today is the last day of vacation and the last day of me and Littlest hanging out at home together, until next Wednesday that is, of course. J had half the week off so we did get to spend some time as a family and the first thing we did was drive 1 hour 15 minutes away to the Foire des Hérolles. It’s a market that takes place every 29th of the month (unless the 29th is a Sunday, in which case it’s the 30th) in a village on the edge of le Poitou and le Limousin.
There’s a significant livestock/poultry section.
We also bought Littlest a super cute little Peruvian sweater that he is wearing in that one photo and that has hand embroidered motifs on it.
We finally completely removed the wood stove from our living room and it already feels much more spacious. Next comes the redecorating part.
Since the tiling we installed all around the woodstove is no longer anywhere to be found, we’ve decided to make what’s called a “niche” in the wall and to retile with something very different underneath. So, a work in progress. Littlest loved playing with the woodstove but he seems completely unperturbed that it’s gone.
Also, the Astros won the World Series. I’ve honestly stopped following them for a few years because they had become such a terrible team, so when my colleague told me a few weeks ago that they were doing well, I had to suddenly get back into it. I wish I’d been in the States for this world series, able to watch at least one game in a bar with other fans. But I’m still excited about their win.
A couple of links for this week:
Women at the End of the Land: A forthcoming book about how indigenous Nenet women give birth
…which reminded me of this movie that I saw in theaters years ago: Le Premier Cri. I’d like to watch it again now.