Believe it or not, since April 13, I hadn’t been outside a building until yesterday. (That’s if you don’t count the couple of minutes spent being loaded into and then out of the ambulance that brought me here to the clinic in Montfaucon from the hospital in Toulouse.)
But Sunday was, well, sunny, and I thought it was high time that I should get some air and some sun. This also gives me a chance to show you the exterior of the large, historic (but highly modernized) clinic where I’m currently residing, La Roseraie. It’s about 40 kilometres from our home base in Daglan.
My first visit outdoors came just after lunch, when I spent about an hour soaking up the rays. Then in the later afternoon, my wife Jan and I engaged in a snappy little game of Trivial Pursuit while sitting outside.
The compound is surrounded by stone walls, and here’s a look at the gated front entrance:
As you enter the courtyard, walking up towards the front doors, you’ll see this massive, majestic tree, a horse chestnut:
It has an elegant look, don’t you think? And by the way, credit for the photos goes to Jan, Radio Free Daglan’s Chief Staff Photographer — and daily visitor.
So far this morning, the day looks pretty sunny, so I may spend some more time in the sunshine. Which reminds me: I’d better check our supplemental health insurance to see if it covers Hawaiian Tropic.