Catch up

There has been spinning! I went along with Gill to the annual Guide and Brownie Sale. No Brownies were available to purchase but there were some fine doughnuts, of which I was unable to partake.


The annual sale is the main source of income for our local Guides and so I was more than happy to go along and demonstrate some spinning for the afternoon.  Gill and I sat alongside the Orkney chair-making demo.



I spent some time amusing myself with the Special Effects on my camera 🙂

I went round to Gill’s on Sunday for a quick briefing on caddy lamb sitting.

Cuteness overload
A hungry threesome

I obtained my first decent loaf of bread from the Aga. I think I am beginning to get the hang of things.

A nice crusty cob

It went down well for Sunday tea with butter, cheese and a chilled cider.

It turns out that today is a Holiday. I was unprepared.

We have painted the plywood facing in the caravan.



Once the paint had dried we added some old carpet. Things are starting to look a little cosier.

Looking spruce
Looking spruce

I am leaving the remainder of the painting for now. We are going to put shelves in after Mr L has finished mowing the grass.

With the shelves in place I should be able to begin moving the stash in. Once I have added curtains and some pot plants, it should start to look like home.

The best news of all is that I think perhaps we may fit my big table in. Of course, that won’t leave much space to turn around in …


Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

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