I would have genuinely liked this entry to be punctuated with all the interesting and unusual events in the life of this elderly Englishman living in the South of France. Exasperatingly time has slipped by so rapidly that meeting Madame’s desires (well simple requests really) has fulfilled my waking hours and left little or no time to amuse myself. It is the time of the year when preparations for stocking up the boat before its departure for the summer Mediterranean cruise have become an absolute
After such a prolonged absence you would be completely justified to expect a multitude of interesting stories and anecdotes about my life during these three JUBless years. Well no! Sorry!
When I logged out of JUB I think I somehow logged out of life at the same time. My quiet little life continued but at a significantly quieter pace. Not that I was miserable or depressed, certainly I was too far embedded in my solitude to experience any such strong emotions as that. Everything
Difficult to believe that my absence has been of such a long duration. Few things have changed apart from that of becoming an even greater recluse than I was before.
Still the same job, the same life-style and the same outlooks on life, the universe and everything.
Lost a dog and my faithful cat; some health problems but then who doesn’t at my age.
Trying to give up smoking again as I would like to live until retirement age and my doctor convinced me there was a risk that I might
I have recently noticed a certain dissatisfaction about my life insinuate itself into my thoughts. Perhaps it is only the influence of this extremely long period of miserable weather on my vacillating moods or, possibly it is something more serious and requiring some effort to eradicate.
The greatest disadvantage with my situation is the amount of time I am obliged to commit to meeting madame’s needs and the subsequent restriction of the time available to manage my personal life.
The intention was to spend the whole day at home doing absolutely nothing but life always gets in the way. Simple obligations like food shopping and a dental visit dragged me out into the cold but made coming home an even greater pleasure.
This weather is really making me miserable; without the warmth of the sun it seems that most of my favourite moments have been drained of all pleasure. So we battle on hoping for a change in the near future.