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Sunday, 3 July 2011
Sunday Nonsense... Lumberjack?
I've not previously mentioned the name of my tiny village, simply for reasons of privacy (mine, not theirs).
When my previous blog 'Je t'adore, twenty four' was up and running, I received a surprise visit from two English bicycle-riding blog tourists. They had worked out exactly where I lived from my descriptions, and even said that they would have recognised Haddock's (my veg' garden) anywhere! They were a very pleasant couple, but, even so, it was slightly dis-quietening to know that I could be so easily traced (think tax-man, angry husbands, my wine merchant, etc).
Anyway; so what's the name of my village?
Well, it's called 'Lumberjack'. At least that's what Mr Spell-check would have me call it; given half a chance.
We, of course, know it as something else.... but then we would, wouldn't we!
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...
4 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 45 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!