At last the end of the settling in period. We arrived last Sunday by air, took possession of the flat on Monday and all week has been shopping, getting essential things so that we can live normally and seeing off our children who brought by car all our stuff and art materials. Tom left this morning and I suddenly realised how exhausted I was. All this time to settle in, it's incredible but we have another seven months except for the one week we return for my exhibition in Clermont Ferrand which is mid November. Tonight I have put through several wash loads, done some drying and been down to reset the electricity which cut off from too much power being used. Went for a brief walk and recognised the clothes designer Paul Smith with his family walking around a very untouristy area behind the Arsenale. Tonight an early night.