Monday 15 April 2024

That was the week that was...


Our unexpected trip to Scotland last week to look after Ada due to Michael's bad arm break,repaired by two pins and a plate, turned out to be a real joy. Eileen put us up to give them some respite so we had to come up with some ideas to keep Ada entertained, she did a lot of this...
and a lot of this.

Sadly the bad weather we experienced meant that there were no long walks or visits to the park but Pauline and Fileen did manage an outing with her to the cinema to catch 'Kung-Fu Panda 4'

Which inspired this...

This was the longest period of time she had been away from her mum and dad,so a bit of a milestone but it proved simply to be a pleasure for us and hopefully her!

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Dreich days...


This is the view from Eileen's doors to the garden and it has been the same pretty much since we rrived! So no long walks or visits io the park for Ada. She did get out today with her gran and gr'aunty to see 'Kungfu Panda 4' at he recently reopened cinima in town, I gave it a miss! 

Monday 8 April 2024

First day of Ada care...


Uncle Paul has joined us for a few days.

It is good that she now reads, as she says, 'in her head'.

Graunty Eileen has intoduced her to our favourite designer,Charles Rennie Mackintosh...

...with the addition of a colouring book. 

This is her first attempt,although I don't think it will be too long before she is doing her own designs.

When putting her to bed last night her delaying tactic on me included two questions, "who made the universe" and "why do some people believe the earth to be flat", she is six after all ! 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

The rescue...and friendships.


Friends Dennis and Angela have had the most to deal with amongst our friends here in Southern Touraine due to the horrendous flooding in the area. They were 'rescued' by the local 'Pompiers',who have been great during this crisis and ferried from their 'island' over to Barrou where they were met by numerous friends with offers of support. They have since been offered the use of so many houses/gites as alternative accommodation but are working at getting their own home back into order. We are blessed here with friends who always rally round when necessary. 

Image 1 courtesy of  TFI

Monday 1 April 2024

Calm after the storm


Took this last night after an eventful day where the bridge had been visited by hundreds of onlookers checking out the force of nature. 
Apparently caused by two months rain falling in 2 days!