I don't recall that you ever told me you disliked the French; I was just guessing and wondered if my hunch was accurate.
We've noticed that we're often in tune with one another's thinking. Now we're electronically in tune! My computer is a 13-inch MacBook Pro, too! However, mine is a few years old, which in Silicon Valley terms means ancient and outdated in a thousand ways. But techno-idiots like me are blissfully unaware of what their laptops can't do.
Your inheritance from an aunt is being put to good use. I have been able to travel and pay for some home improvements in the last year and a half because of an inheritance as well. When my mother died, she left a house in the San Francisco Bay Area to my sister and me. The real estate market there is insane. We put this small, very modest, unimproved 1955 house on the market and in one day accepted an offer above the asking price! And we had even doubted the realtor's recommended asking price.
Your picture of my world travels isn't accurate, though. At heart, I'm more a stay-at-home than a traveller. There are only a few parts of the world I have a desire to visit, and they are all in North America or Europe. A real traveller loves going places to learn about them and likes travel for its own sake. I definitely do not. To me, travel is work (those awful transatlantic flights!) but is rewarded with the pleasures of seeing firsthand things and places I have studied or heard about. So I keep returning to the UK, France, and Canada, because I really enjoy being there. That said, my next trip is to Belgium and Holland! I'm going with my sister on a riverboat cruise; it will be new territory for me. After that tour, I'm continuing on to take a tour of public and private gardens in Oxfordshire. (Why is my spell-checker telling me I spelled that wrong? It is Oxfordshire, isn't it?) This will be the longest journey I've made in years, so I'm hoping my health holds up well. Like you, I know I must travel while I can. As a widow and a pwp, already I am reluctant to travel alone. I try to find small-group tours so that I don't feel I'm being herded about. The garden tour, for instance, will include only 11 people.
It's cool but sunny here. Wishing you sunshine and a great weekend!