I find it amazing that after driving five or so hours down from Cherbourg to the Poitou-Charente region in France that I find myself sitting in the warm sun. In fact it feels warmer than I remember summer feeling in the UK this year! Funnily though, leaves are turning brown and red here and autumn has set in. Whilst walking around yesterday in our t-shirts and shorts the locals had fleeces on – it obviously didn’t feel so warm to them! My in-laws have had their fire on a bit too as they have felt cold! We’ve been enjoying french pastries and homeschooling in a different setting. The only downer is that I started a chocolate fast a week and a half ago, so no chocolate for me 😦 We’re starting to wind down some now, which is coming out in our sudden feeling of utter exhaustion!