Today I took Neil into Brignoles centre. He loved it – was thinking there would be a market but tomorrow so might repeat the performance then. Had a café au lait in a small bar still with all the Christmas decorations up. If you wanted a croissant – you went next door and brought it back to eat it..

PM went to see another more expensive villa which turned out to be beautiful but soulless – the sort of place where once you’d had a swim and half an hour answering emails and 5 mins looking at the view – you would be hard pushed not to feel completely bored. Nowhere to make a mess. We all have to be somewhere and it is a total bonus if you can choose where to be etc