A blustery day....
Sunday, January 17, 2021 4 comments
So Sunday is the day I go to the amazing artisan bakery... they make the BEST croissants and speciality breads and it is our Sunday breakfast treat to have a croissant and bread, although we low carb the rest of the time, alternating between po... Read more
This hen is laying record sized eggs...
Sunday, January 10, 2021 24 comments
So we brought these hens home just before Christmas, having never had them before... On Christmas Day we found the first egg, 76 grams. Since then, we have found an egg almost every day, anything from 76-80 grams in weight. Yesterday w... Read more
Rain, rain, go away.....
Saturday, January 09, 2021 15 comments
Well, I got in lots of exercise this morning, waxed our new table twice, got tablecloths washed, guest bed made up and shopped for two fan heaters, but the solar panels stayed unwashed, as it rained all day... Another single egg collected f... Read more
An early start on another cold day....
Friday, January 08, 2021 18 comments
Laurie’s endoscopy was at 8:30am, so we were up at 7:00am. Usually I’m up between 7:00 and 8:00, but recently it has been 8:00, however Laurie is usually up 9:30/10:00 as he doesn’t sleep well, so 7:00 was early for him. He had to fast forward s... Read more
More organising.... Wii time!
Thursday, January 07, 2021 13 comments
When we moved over to France permanently in 2019, I brought the Wii with me. I had bought it for myself probably about 11 years ago. It had a lot of use to start with, but as with many things, life got in the way and my daughter had more use for... Read more
Not that I’m good at procrastinating..... but...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 18 comments
Four months after moving in, I have organised my sewing room. This is the first time I have had a dedicated sewing room in over thirty years, and this one is probably at least four times the size of the last one if not a bit more. My first ... Read more
A new walking workout with great music....
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 21 comments
Today I discovered a new fitness coach online, on YouTube, recommended by someone on a FB group in France - Rick Bhullar Fitness. He does walking workouts to cover different numbers of steps - 3000, 6000, 10000.... today I did the 3000 step one.... Read more
Christmas, New Year and so on....
Monday, January 04, 2021 19 comments
So, the cooking and baking went on, even though there were only two of us. Admittedly, I have learnt something over the years, to make less and to eat less of what I have made, in other words not to eat for those who aren’t here. Yes... Read more
Terrific Tuesday and the Christmas preparations continue....
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 15 comments
Just a quick blog before bed, as both cats have settled on my lap - a furry, purring blanket... Lots of exercise today, luckily before the cats settled on me lol, but I did have the cats and dogs vying fir my attention earlier when I was pe... Read more
Monday and Christmas is almost upon us - eek!
Monday, December 21, 2020 12 comments
Today was a bit of a non-day. We were having a concrete slab poured for our new greenhouse, so I was on tea duty and keeping the dogs out of the way... After a light lunch of soup, I arranged the Christmas nativity scenes, three of them. ... Read more
Finally, the Christmas tree is dressed...
Sunday, December 20, 2020 23 comments
Every year, since about the age of ten, I have been the chief Christmas tree dresser. I used to help my mum, then did it on my own, have had my stepsons and more recently Sabina help me, but currently it’s down to me, probably because I’ve alway... Read more
Saturday with friends and lots more...
Saturday, December 19, 2020 12 comments
Earlier start this morning as we needed to get to our old house by 11:30, to move a large cupboard and ladder from there and take out some other bits to bring here. Our friend Al met us there and loaded them into his van, to store them for us ti... Read more
Hectic Friday, lots done!
Friday, December 18, 2020 11 comments
I overslept this morning. Laurie woke me up at 9:30. This has happened lately when I have worked out later in the day... maybe there’s a connection! Porridge with grated pear for breakfast, then we had a call to say that the local pharmacy ... Read more
Another busy day... a short blog!
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10 comments
Today started with two cats caught in traps being taken for sterilisation. Then we checked on the chickens - all good. Laurie’s grandchildren are naming them... Finally managed to get glycerine for Christmas fondant icing and covered one ca... Read more
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