We almost didn't go to France this year for Christmas.
Because my house still isn't sold, we haven't done any of the major works which allow us to economically heat the house or have a bath or shower. We didn't want to spend another year in a gite just down the road looking towards Preuilly and wishing we were established, and because of finances, Christmas in a hotel wasn't on our list of do-ables. I then, however, got an attack of the "we can survive in the cold, we will just wear more layers" and booked the Ferry before I could change my mind.
We arrived in Preuilly at about midday, turned on our heaters, made the bed, and then headed to Yzeures for lunch and shopping. We lunched at a new Restaurant, la Cuisine du Marche, which is in a prefabricated tin barn next to Intermarche, and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and menu - and the price, which was 3 courses for 11€50. Well done those people!
but it was warmer than last year
Simon & Susan