It is Thursday. Thursdays are when I go to Lesigny with my French neighbour and friend, Caroline. We attend a keepfit/exercise class at the Salle des Fetes, along with another half dozen French ladies and an English lady from the village. I find this a satisfying experience as I, not only, indulge in some much needed physical exercise, I have to use my French, both with a view to following instructions and also social interaction. It also affords me some degree of independence as working with Jim as well as living with him has resulted in us being joined at the hip.
Having attended exercise classes on a regular basis in Scotland in the 80's and 90's, I am amazed to find young insructresses still using some of the exercises, such as Rover's revenge, taught by Jane Fonda in her heyday.