We arrived in Belvèze-du-Razès, a small French town about an hour’s drive from Toulouse, for our 9 week house sit. We spent one night with the home owners and they were super welcoming and made us feel right at home. (If you want to know more about house sitting, you can join our facebook group for more info)
We were initially planning to spend more time in South Africa before returning to Europe, but then came along this wonderful opportunity to house sit in the South of France, with the use of a car included for 9 weeks! When we were in France last year, we stayed in the Dordogne and Loire Valley, so we just couldn’t resist this offer to explore a new area!
Both the kids have runny noses, and I dreaded making the trip to the pharmacy (which is next to the house we stay in), as my French is still almost non-existent – and from previous experience I know that small French towns usually don’t have many English speaking people!
What a welcome surprise! The pharmacist could speak English AND she visited our hometown, Nelspruit in South Africa, only two months ago! What are the odds?! We’ll definitely make sure to keep her on speed dial for some tips and advice about the area and things happening around town… maybe she can even hook us up with some local moms for a play date or two!
Luckily the season will start to turn soon, as we’re not used to the cold weather. We’re thinking of taking the kids for their first snow experience as it’s only an hour’s drive and we have a little time left before the snow is gone!
Follow us on Instagram to see the South African Lowvelders (who just left a sunny 38 Degrees Celsius) in the icy cold snow!