Are you having trouble understanding spoken French? If you have been learning French for a while but still can't follow a conversation, the problem is most likely that you are simply not hearing enough!
Looking out of the window we can see our plum trees (pruniers) are in full blossom (en fleurs), which is a sure-fire sign that spring has arrived in Gourdon... So today we will be busy in the garden (and brushing up on our French gardening vocab!).