Have had a couple of very quiet days. Spent yesterday mucking around the house. Moved some furniture around to make more room in my bedroom. In the afternoon took the back roads to a house and garden expo out near the airport. Wandered around checking out the latest trends. All in all though a very sad affair. Not very many businesses touting their wares and even fewer people wandering around. Interesting looking at the different styles of construction, completely different than on NZ. Latest fad here is to use wood as the material for construction, radical stuff in the land of limestone.
Managed to buy a full set of my favourite cutlery...hmm how to get it home? Will probably post it. Also very taken by some paintings done by a local woman, (can't seem to pinch a photo from her website so if you're interested her website is: http://nicoledimeo.free.fr ) might look at buying one and getting it sent home when I pass back through this way in about a month.
So today had plans to go to the market at Sommieres and then into Montpellier proper this afternoon. However, it has been pouring with rain solidly all day and the temperature hasn't got above 8 °C so I haven't ventured outside at all. Instead have been researching the next phase of my trip and organising to stay with people along the way.
Hopefully the weather will improve tomorrow and we'll be able to get out and about!