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Saturday, 4 April 2015
Home alone again.
Lady M's off gallivanting again in London, so I have the run of the house for a few weeks. I also have loads of work to do, but recently it's been bloody non-stop raining, making life difficult.
Rain ruins everything when one lives out in The Styx, so much so that I've found myself Hoovering, putting that annoying duvet back into its cover correctly, and even oiling the hot plate of our poor-man's Aga. I can't mow, dig, or plant; outdoor life has come to a standstill. It's a nightmare.
My current major job is wall building up at the barn, but even though it's indoors work, I need to use an electric angle grinder to cut blocks/bricks, and there's no way I'm going to do that outside in this bloody rain!
So, I wrap myself in my leaky Barbour and take Bok for plenty of short walks, I watch old DVD's of Rick Stein, I sit by the fire and read pamphlets about bathroom fittings and kitchen taps, and I also eat things that otherwise would be banished from the Magnon kitchen (e.g. Whelks, Snails, etc).
I've just checked the weather forecast, and it looks to be getting better. Thank goodness!
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!