Many others have benefited, including family and friends, just NOT US.This will now change I assure you.
Though only 90mins from the village house, it’s vibe is totally different and we love it for what it is; a seaside town that has existed as a tourist spot only since the 1950s-60s when the beach area was developed.
Often overlooked in favour of it’s more famous and decorative neighbours Collioure (pretty, but you can’t park in summer and beach is vestigial) and Banyuls (ditto, but slightly more spread out) Argeles has a spectacular 7km beach and a similar length promenade under umbrella pines.
Trev, water boy, went off for a swim of course. An hour in the sea is one of his greatest pleasures and the main driver for buying here; I have long got used to his initially disturbing habit of swimming out a mile or more, which used to freak me out big time.
I did a change over (by choice) and decided to do a real deep clean – paintwork, windows, walls, tops of doors, wash anything that isn’t nailed down. We had to buy new chairs for the balcony so in the spirit of neighbourliness I put the old ones by the bins. They disappeared very quickly. The new cushions went in. People do odd things to cushions as I have noted in previous posts…..
We are happy here too, in a different way. Even my little car is happy to be in France and you can’t see Madame B’s dent in above photo. When we came out of the Accountant’s office last week it was 48 degrees and the satnav announced that it was too hot to work, but my car copes just fine and has never overheated, even with ridiculous temperatures we have had for last few weeks.
Shots from balcony (great sunset) left & right