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Monday, 2 May 2011
2 Months away?
I love summer. Children running wild, eating outside, siestas in the afternoon shade, chilled sparkling wines, fresh tomatoes from the garden. Throw in a few swims and an evening barbeque, and life doesn't get much better.
It hardly ever gets TOO hot here in S W France. We occasionally have a few days of 36-38 degrees C, but they are rare. 25-30 is much more common.
It's still officially spring, and it's already been up to 30ish. Roll on summer, but before all that... can we have some rain please!!
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!