This, that and the other

Changes afoot here on the Windswept Acre. Dennis left us to go to his new home last night and things seem very quiet around here now. The girls seem a little subdued without him, but I am sure they’ll enjoy growing their feathers back. He was a bit of a rough handler… we got a clear look at a couple of the Rocks in their nesting boxes this morning and there are no signs of parasites. We are pretty sure that the feather loss is all down to Dennis. I was inordinately pleased by the hens letting me stroke them and admire the irridescent emerald green of their plumage this morning. One of them made little cooing sounds as I stroked her – I think she may have liked it!

The wind got up last night — and almost took the black plastic sheeting from the garden. We have been out in a bracing breeze this morning, weighting it all down again.

I won £10 this morning, courtesy of the scratch card that my MiL sent me in my thingie card.

Feeling very out of sorts and mugwumpish today. I am going to cook lunch now and then intend to hibernate with some knitting this afternoon. Added chocolate would be good… I wonder if there is a good fillum on the iPlayer.

Hope I feel more sociable by the weekend!

Over, and out. I have risotto to make.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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

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

August, 6-9th, 2019

August, 6-9th, 2019

Deeply disappointed by our early return from the Dordogne and buoyed up by slightly cooler weather we effected our plan to go out “little and often” in an attempt to train the cats for living in the new van. Melle, Fontaine de Villiers Trip the 2nd for Van Nessa. https://campingcarpark.com/en/shop/parking-areas/camping-de-village-area-of-melle/ Another former Municipal campsite, smaller… Continue reading August, 6-9th, 2019

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  1. May 20, 2011
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    I spent ALL DAY yesterday thinking ‘why is 19 May familiar …?’ Happy wotsit for yesterday!

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