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.

 

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

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

One Comment

  1. J J Ross
    July 7, 2017
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    Hope you enjoy your meal.

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