There have been several requests to put more about Angel on the blog.  She is fully adjusted to life in the village and the Mediterranean way of life.  Mid day she is one hot dog.  She usually is asleep in the living room out of the sun.  That is unless its mealtime.  In that case she is the first one to the table in the garden where she awaits us eagerly and is soon rewarded with people food treats.

We aren't usually able to take her with us on outings as it is just too hot for her.  If we are going to the mountains then we usually bring her along as it is so much cooler there and she can usually come along wherever we are going once we are out of the car.

In the cooler evenings she is much more active and usually spends her time with us in the garden, that is where we spend almost all our time if we are home and not asleep.  She likes exploring all the nooks and crannies in the garden and we are sure we've got some critters in the wood pile as she is fascinated with it, especially in the evening.

During the night she is next to us in her little dog bed right by the fan that keeps all of us cool enough to sleep.

But her favorite time of day is her morning walk, which I take her on every day in the cool air before it starts heating up.  



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According to Yves, a man who lived here in the since he was a very young child, this street was the original main street of the village. He pointed out various houses that used to be shops; the butcher, the baker, the veterinarian. It now seems so narrow to have served for such a purpose and is only open for pedestrians. Yves also explained that when he was a child everyone spoke Languedocian, not French. Quite a few of the older people here still speak it when they are together.
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This is the main square, if you could call it that. It has one of the two bakeries, a tiny grocery, and the only restaurant and bar. On another “main street” there is a second bakery and also a small store, owned and run by a delightful woman friend, that stocks products of the land here with local produce, wines, and she has recently homemade sausages.
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Walking along the narrow streets, you pass by the “village houses”. These are the original ones that are right next to each other and have no land. Some people have created garden spaces on top or on little decks but most have no outside spaces. Here two cats enjoy some fresh air. Our home is not original to the village in the old days but was added quite a long time ago next to what was originally a winery. Our house has plenty of outside space, larger rooms, and a beautiful garden in back.
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Here is the City Hall or “Hotel de Ville”. Every village usually has one. There is an elected mayor and council. Our mayor is very popular and a very charming and handsome man. We know several members of the council. One is our good friend Linda, an English woman who has lived here twenty years and another is the owner of the winery across the street from us. Very often tourist mistake “Hotels de Ville” to actually be a hotel with lodging.
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