As we suspected would happen, President Macron confirmed a new, initial, four-week lockdown starting tomorrow. From what we know so far it will be pretty similar to the previous one. We will, yet again, need a time-stamped attestation to go out; exercising allowed for only one hour a day, one time, and within 1 km of our homes (good job I went walking yesterday then); and going out for "essentials" only, although what is now considered "essential" will apparently be defined today by the Prime Minister. The difference so far this time around is that schools will remain open and people in most (essential?) industries will be allowed to continue to work. Poor André has to cross the border tomorrow to sign his divorce paperwork, and then in the afternoon he has an appointment in France at the bank. I'm assuming the court case to sign his divorce would be considered an "essential" activity, but who knows about the bank appointment. Problem is, he still has Swiss plates on his car so will almost certainly get stopped both at the border and running around here in France while trying to get his paperwork in order (which will allow him to change his plates). So I guess he should expect a bit of "hassle" in the coming days!
That being said, when he moved back into France we put my address down as his temporary home, even though he has been staying at his brother's these past few months. To me it made more sense to put my address because he spent over 20 years living in this village and they know him at the Mairie, and also because should important paperwork be delivered for the divorce or his moving into France I would be at home to receive it. So as from tonight guess who's moving in with me again - yep, André! That's no problem of course but it will be weird having someone live here again as I've lived on my own for over 10 years now. There will be pluses and minuses re cooking. I have missed having someone to cook for but then it's been nice being able to just throw any old thing together when I haven't felt like cooking, so we'll see how that goes. It will also be pretty "full on" as he will be working from home full-time until further notice so we'll either get pleasantly reacquainted or have each other by the throat by this time next week. I'll let you know, but if you don't hear from me between now and then it will be determined to have been the latter! So with that said, I'm off to see if I can find where I threw my bra the day after I retired! Speak soon, and stay safe - it's getting nasty out there!