Saturday, 6 June 2020

A good day...

For Pauline's birthday yesterday we trotted along to the newly reopened 'Les Tilleuls' restaurant in the village for lunch and were able to eat alfresco in spite of the slight change in the weather. As we were leaving the house we found a gift card for two lunches at said restaurant from a dear friend and a pressie from another on the doorstep...how kind! With chats with  the kids and a greeting from 'Adadorable' one I think she had a good day!

Friday, 5 June 2020

Missing the treasure hunts - your favourite brocante find?


Confinement has meant many things that had become part of our lives here in France have had to be sacrificed for the greater good. One of the things we and many of our friends miss most is rummaging for treasure (?) at the many great brocantes in our region. These events not only provide an excellent method of recycling but also a great opportunity for socialising. Got me wondering if and when they do start up again will we have a treasure trove of items to search through?

On this subject what has been your favourite brocante find?

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Getting nearer normality with a walk in the woods ...

 Yesterday 10 of us had a safe-distancing walk in the woods around Etableau / Le Grand Pressigny - it was good to be out again with friends.
On a very hot morning the trees provided welcome shade.



Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Back to project work at La Guerche -part III -battle of the bulge...




Finally won the battle of the bulge with the finishing off of the repair above the back door at La Guerche. Would not recommend climbing a scaffold with rocks and cheaux as a fitness regime but certainly couldn't have done me any harm.

One interesting aspect of the project was having 'reverse engineer' the wall-plate on to a wall that wasn't there! Enjoy a challenge I do!
Now have to move on to facing that  brezeblock wall and fixing the mess that is the rear wall of the house - no chance of me getting bored then!




Saturday, 30 May 2020

A walk around La Roche-Posay


On Monday I led a small group of friends (social distancing) around La Roche-Posay. I started by taking them through the small  garden behind the Mairie but was disappointed to find that since Pauline and I did the walk earlier in the month the flower beds were in need of a good drink! These images are from the earlier visit.