Taking things easy

I seem to have awarded myself the day off today. It was not intentional but I was not needed in the kitchen , was following an inspirational whim, and got lost in my head, more or less.

Yesterday was wonderful, the sun was out and I had all the windows flung open and was full of energy. Today I woke to greyness and rain. Situation normal.

tiling Collage

We came to an impasse with the tiling yesterday. All the whole tiles are on the wall and the time had come to cut some. However, our fancy electric tile cutter will not accommodate these large tiles. The new tile hand saw won’t cut them either. A swankier electric tile cutter is winging its way to us from Screwfix.

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Work having come to a stop, we headed to the pub for supper. It was still a bonny day and so we walked. We had not realised how cold the wind was though and a brisk walking pace was necessary.

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I took my camera and made a few photos on my way to and from the pub, and whilst I was in there too.

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Mr L has been  pottering on today and fitting some sockets and so on. He did not need me to help, hence I have been playing with a makeshift studio set-up in pursuit of a challenge at 365Project, to emulate/imitate/be inspired by the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto. I could use a stripped down motorcycle at this point…

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I also took the opportunity to work on some images for this week’s Theme at the same site – “Edges”

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I knocked up a small pan of cream of onion soup for lunch, which we had with rosemary bread sticks. It was excellent. Having had a warm lunch we may now feast on French bread and the smelly cheeses that I brought home from town on Tuesday. There is a bottle of St Emilion to wash it down and I shall construct a salad to give at least the impression that we are eating a proper meal.

Want to see the tiling?

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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

3 Comments

  1. April 12, 2015
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    Yay! You got your trip to the pub at last.
    I’ve no idea who the photographer is that you are trying to emulate, but those pictures are really very interesting and beautifully lit.

    Are you puzzle hunting in may?

    • April 14, 2015
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      I had not hear of him either but the posting of the challenge linked to some interesting YouTube material. He seems like a very nice and interesting man. Thanks for the compliments 🙂 Puzzle hunting. I’m having trouble with the registration – it says I have already done it but neither one of us has, not for this year. Yes, we hope to but I have to go to town at least one day of puzzle week and we may elect to go away for the holiday weekend and won’t have a connection.

  2. April 17, 2015
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    We should be able to cover the Monday. P will be working Thursday, but will be his usual obsessive self the rest of the week!

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