A few questions answered from the last few postings: No, have not seen any working windmills, although the blades on the mill in the photo from a few days ago can be fanned out to catch the wind - that windmill was right along a main route on the outside of town, (less than a 1/2 mile from SHOPI). There are wind farms, which we viewed during our train ride from Paris to this location, (please disregard the fuzzy image - we were traveling at about 100 mph when it was taken...). Have seen a few water wheels/mills at the various rivers near here - not sure if they are decorative or still in use, most are now private homes. Second, yes, a physiotherapist and a kinesiotherapist are both employed in this town - both share a neat little office near the SHOPI - they seem to do a booming business, but sorry, no physical therapist assistants, not approved to practice in France. Patients do not seem to need a physician referral prior to attending therapy, and there is also at least one chiropractor who also lives here in town. No hospital here, but an ambulance service and a large retirement/nursing home probably employs a few other medical staff.
As for J adding some comments - he is not big on typing, and I have not taken dictation for about 4-5 years, but may have to get the hang of it again. Finally - Contest Time! Need help naming the purply-pink monster clock on my computer. Open to all (decent) suggestions. Have not decided what the winner will receive, but will keep the contest going for about a month. Vote early and vote often - leave your suggestions in the comment area - and please sign a name, to help keep track. Thanks for your help. M
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman