Such is Island Life

Progress report: Three boxes of glassware and kitchen equipment etc sorted ready to take to the Recycle shop, one tent removed from the premises and a bin bag of things for Cats Protection identified and ready to go. Mr L has filled several bags of rubbish from the garage and put it outside. There will soon be room to turn around in there. In the mail today – our new passports, so we are ready to up and go now. Any time we wish. Yay!

A more than usually successful on-island shopping trip this morning resulted in the generation of some culinary inspiration and excitement and we  are quite looking forward to our dinner for once. I have some nice plump chicken breasts, which I have stuffed with Boursin and then wrapped in bacon. There are fresh new potatoes to go with the chicken, a rocket salad dressed with a homemade vinaigrette, and a couple of nice corn on the cob to bake in foil. Mr L has just returned from a foray for wine with a rather tasty up-market Sicilian (!) Chardonnay reduced to £9.99 from £17.99 – which seems  a little too good to be making a sauce from, so I think we shall do without the sauce and slurp it instead. I hope I  have left us a couple of wine glasses to use.

Unfortunately the local farmer is spreading slurry on the field next door to us and I now find my appetite somewhat diminished… though my sinuses are clearing nicely.


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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

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.

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One Comment

  1. J J Ross
    July 7, 2017

    Hope you enjoy your meal.

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