During our time since arriving, although it was not expected of us and we were warmly welcomed as guests, we've enjoyed taking the chance to help out a little on the farm where we could, particularly with weeding some of the vegetables patches, which has been an unexpected chance to practice being mindful doing an activity, building on the books we've been reading recently.
Instead of running off and being distracted by being on the move it's also allowed us to continue dealing with things, especially a few things arising from home such as the very sad news we recently had about our rabbit Thumper passing away and therefore needing to find a new home with a new companion for his partner Missy. This has been difficult and emotional so it's been nice to have a bit of stability in our environment and be able to be in touch with people from home.
But we have still managed to explore some more of the region, including a short mini-trip back into the Queyras and we'll post about some of those specific activities in the days to come as well. But before another bunch of colourful photos of hikes and cycles appear, following on from how we'd been feeling about keeping a blog and only posting highlights which we reflected on recently, we wanted to say these few words about the broader journey. Since arriving on the farm there have been some highs, but also some lows, which may not get reflected on but are still part of the learning and the journey we are on.