Map of France

Map of France We are moving to France For six months. I have highlighted the place in orange on the map. Only twenty houses, no patisseries, no romantic tabac, no school at 4 rue de L’Ecole, just people and we hope, children. We are moving to France For six months. Past Perpignan, Quillan and Puivert, Where there is a castle and a café, open in the summer and some Australians. There is a market for the locals and La Poste. We are going in winter. We are moving to France For six months. The photograph of our converted barn off the net is grainy and black and white, like an image from the last war. I see thin men in striped pyjamas. We are moving to France For six months. The walls are two feet thick, Too thick for ears, shuttered and grey-stoned. Silence then inside except for soft voices. A child and a mother speaking in Anglais, fluent and fearful. We are driving into the map in our Renault on the wrong side of the world, getting smaller and smaller as we zero in on Campgast. past Quillan, Puivert and the Australians. Neither of us knows a soul or any French beyond s’il vous plait and ca va monsieur, our exchanges timid and polite. Nous allons demenager a France Pendant six mois. We don’t know any French. our foreign tongues are tied.   Sue Heggie]]>

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