Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Paris Beckons


Been a bit slow on the blog this last week. Busy Busy. 

We took the car in to the garage on Friday and they wanted to keep it, they provided me with a jalopy loan vehicle which I had to return on Saturday. Peugeot assistance then arranged for me to pick up a rental in Sarlat which we drop off tomorrow as we board the train. Lots of running around but good practice for the French.

Yesterday we headed in to Perigueux, the provincial centre of the Dordogne to apply for our "Carte de Sejour", a residence permit.  It was all pretty straight forward and painless thanks to help from Corine (from La Masion Bleue). Corine has been our translator, guide, agent and has made the transition from New Zealand to France that much easier.    We should hear back from our local Marie in around 10 days.

I caught Ange eyeing up quite a few of the shops in Perigueux, no doubt she is already planning a return visit.  She has a list of things which were supposedly not shipped with the rest of our stuff.  It makes for a good story.

Today we getting ready for the trip north: finalising accommodation, train tickets and baby sitters.  We have a early start tomorrow.