Not half bad

It’s a fair day today. The featured pic was taken this morning when I put my rubbish out at the gate – snapping a selection to choose from for my now regular Monday morning Blip, the Monday Outlook. Today I was inspired by my sister-in-law to get out my polarising filter and make some use of it.


There was actually a Skylark singing overhead when I took this and I later saw a pair of Oystercatchers on the wing. Spring is definitely going to get here this year. Maybe not yet, but sooner or later.

  • Momentous day today – the mortgage is paid in full and the house is all ours.
  • I seem to need a sensor clean on my camera – this scares the wits out of me, I must say.
  • No sign of the Aga yet
  • nor of the wall tiles
  • Too many signs of rodents however and a nasty rat has been chewing up the car, including wires that now need investigation and repair, so I can’t take the car to Spinning.
  • Feedback from Amazon tells me that recent purchases of Camera Backpack, 2x lens extender and tripod lens mount are already on their way to me. I shall be hijacking Norma at the door for the next few days!
  • Denali is growing rapidly but I have a wary eye on several of the yarns, which are dissipating at a rate of knots.
  • Dave Wheeler  has changed his weather forecast so we have stopped planning a getaway this coming weekend.

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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