Yes, I hope so badly to retire in a little house at Le Canon or Piraillian in southwest France. You know the type of little house, cream stucco exterior walls, red roof tiles with a wrap around tiled terrace, the kind of terrace that is used as much as the interior, for eating, relaxing, an extension of the home. The outside garden provides a refuge away from the street hiding the little house away from prying eyes. The tall fragrant pines, the unruly bougainvillea shrubs, the garden plot of aromatic herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary, lavender and thyme. This shall be my little retirement home yards away from the daily farmer's market where the freshly caught bounty of the sea is there for the selecting, just picked fruit and vegetables, charcuterie artisans presenting their sausages, terrines, hams and pates. My retirement is still twenty years away, I hope that this dream will become a reality.
Living in Other Countries
21 Friday Oct 2011