Villeneuve seems to be emptying. Some of the 'summer residents' have now returned to the UK. Some, like John, are returning this week. David and I leave on Wednesday. Soon many of the restaurants and cafés will be closed or only open for a few days each week.
Soon the autumn and the frantic harvesting which is going on twenty-four hours a day will cease. The fields will be quiet. Winter will be here.
One of the things that struck me when I first came to France many years ago was the fact that at night a village could seem absolutely deserted because no houses showed lights. Every house has shutters. Shutters are shut at night, during the day to keep out the fierce summer sun and closed in the winter to keep in the warmth. They are good but they do isolate people.
This holiday has provided me with enough photos to enable me to blog continuously until I return to New Zealand. All I have to do now is make the time to write the blogs.