Strange golden orb

It is the warmest day of the year thus far and the sun is shining.

Sunlit
Sunlit

We celebrated by eating breakfast al fresco, for the first time this year – just plenty of good coffee and some Brioche. After breakfast we took advantage of the low tide…

The tide was out a very long way this morning
The tide was out a very long way this morning
Practically into Kettletoft
Practically into Kettletoft

…and took the dogs paddling

Cooling their feet
Cooling their feet

See? Shorts and sunhat weather! I have to stay covered up, of course 🙁

Suzie and Nell had a kelp breakfast
Suzie and Nell had a kelp breakfast

I  have a piece of Hebridean lamb thawing. If the weather keeps on this way I’ll get the barbie out later – barbied lamb with Ratatouille. Scrumptious! I wish we had some of the Spitfire I bought last week left. At £1.19 the bottle (in Lidl), it would slip down very nicely with the grilled meat and veggies. Alas, being of a particularly stupid frame of mind last week, I only bought the two bottles.

There is a dead rabbit in the front garden that somebody needs to remove before Nell wolfs the whole thing down (and then sicks it up on the bed). I’m hoping that it disappears before I get around to it… Mr L plans to mow some more grass today so maybe he’ll be my hero and see to it.

Today I plan to spin again. I spun and plied some of the local fleece, which we Dylon dyed last year, last night. I’m hoping to use it for weaving practice. I still have several batts left to spin and would like to have a go on the new flyer, if we can get that sorted today. The Competition Lazy Kate was a revelation! More of that in another post soon… right now, I need to go and prod my lamb – and cut and salt my aubergines.

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Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak