This morning, to the surprise of everyone in the village, a big sign appears in the window of the boulangerie, saying 'Reouverture Lundi.'
And it's not just the baker who is back, but also the Indian summer. The square is once again bathed in radiant autumn sunshine. My (former) Portuguese neighbour meanwhile, drops by unexpectedly at lunchtime to see me. Life is full of surprises at the moment.