Spinning Day

Spinning Day this week is hot, hot, hot. So hot that we couldn’t take advantage of my new sitting place outside and had to go spin inside in the shade! Spinning Cake was oaty-fruity-seedy bars that may have started life as flapjacks but were honey-based instead of syrup-based, and a tray of wonderfully spicy, fruity Chelsea Buns. J brought me eggs, both hen’s and quail’s, and R brought me some curly kale. Wonderful island bounty.

I had two loads of washing on the line before spinning and managed to get some tidying and hoovering done as well as doing the baking and a few other wee jobs, so this afternoon I intend to put my feet up and avoid the sun. I had too much exposure on Monday when I was working on my new bit of garden, and had to resort to the anti-histamines yesterday, consequently feeling absolutely dreadful/useless all day. I made a  real mess of my knitting because of that.

The itching subsided sufficiently to avoid medication today and I feel far more perky, so I don’t want to get any more exposure than I have to today and thereby avoid itching all over again. A perfect excuse for stopping inside and getting the knitting out.

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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