There's lots of activities to tempt all ages and tastes during the summer months in France. Here in Carcassonne for example we've had the spectacular firework display which takes place every year on July 14th setting La Cité ablaze. I've been to new restaurants with old friends who came to visit and dipped into some of the wonderful music concerts during the Festival de Carcassonne, the full moon over the open air Théâtre Jean Deschamps for Simple Minds won't be forgotten in a hurry but it hasn't been all fun and frolics at No.11 lately.
His Lordship too has given cause for concern lately. He shocked us all by being rushed into hospital the other week, his condition not helped by overwork by all accounts and being told to 'take it easy' And how pray is one supposed to do that when like so many others in this day and age are trying to keep body and soul together ? As always I owe thanks to my immediate family that have been a tower of strength and shown their usual love and concern for him.
How is it I often wonder that one is surrounded by selfless and selfish people in equal measures ? there are those I know that float through life seemingly in cloud cuckoo land, completely and utterly blissfully unaware of anything deeper and more urgent than their own immediate comforts and needs and then in complete contrast the wonderful souls that seem to appear from no-where and shine like angels in comparison.
Usually the ones that owe you nothing and expect nothing in return.