This is the one thing that has characterised the last many days (currently wrestling with a keyboard where half the keys are in the wrong place – “q” where “a” normally is – must be hell for touch typists). Rain on the way to Portsmouth. Rain on the way through France. Rain today. But, as some people will not be surprised to know, we managed to stop the rain for long enough to put up the yurt in a field near Le Bugue.

Too much to say right now. Just wanted to say that nous sommes arrivées.

Will write at greqter length – qnd with pictures (see?) – when there’s a moment’s peace. And probably on an English keyboard…