Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
– That took five minutes to sell, which is a rather good sign for the strengthening market of the area. Asking was 470 EU which is 580 US$ (at today’s exchange) as the euro is down to the dollar (as compared to a few years ago.) It’s an amazing house for that price even if the garden is compact.
– Family has come and gone. We had a fabulous time. Winter hosting is much more physically tiring than summer hosting. Tablecloths, napkins, crystal – as opposed to sitting outside at the marble table which requires very little dressing. I think they had a good time. I got necklaces for the girls (mostly because there’s a jewellery shop called Julien d’Orcel between the house and the supermarket with cute and inexpensive things) and a giant black pepper thingy from the market for Sam. We did one meal in, one out, every day, and made sure not to let them pay for anything. Isn’t that what gay uncle’s are for?
And Sam sketched Morgan and called it Morgan on the Forbidden Chair- for obvious reasons.