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Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Two Boys; One Dog.
What makes Grumpy not so Grumpy? Having two of my favourite people mucking about in the fields with my favourite dog; that's what!
Monty (now more commonly known as Lumpy) had just found the plastic pot from my newly acquired Clematis Montana, and is playing 'take it from me, if you can' with the boys, who are so obviously glad to be away from north London for a while.
I love to see the boys running free in the countryside. This year even more so because they've got Monty to play with. The photo says it all.
This is why I moved to France with my own children, all those 40 wonderful 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 (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. 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!