There’s something in the air

I’ve been out twice today and each time have come home feeling absolutely dreadful – sneezing, runny nose and a headache that extends into my face, all wrapped up in a general kind of simply lousy feeling. I deduce some form of hay fever. I’m not sure what is doing it – I know that I have sensitivities to oil-seed rape  and dandelions but neither are about just now. There is a lot of white daisy-looking stuff in flower  but I suspect the finger must be pointed at the barley fields.



Mr L is in the kitchen making a chicken dopiaza and I appear to have the day off so I thought it was time I got some blogging done.

We went out after work yesterday and made an early start on our weekend. Would you like to come on the walk with me? We went down to the village and ate our tea on the pier before washing it down with a beer at the pub and walking home again.

PS. I have installed a new theme as the old one has stopped playing nicely with WordPress Tiled Mosaic galleries. It’s a shame, as I really liked the Hatch theme. This one I am less sure about, so I may change it again but I do like the lightbox image display scroller – try clicking on a mosaic thumbnail to see what I mean. The typography is a bit awful, don’t you think? I may play for a few days and I apologise if things get too ragged around here.
Current theme = Emphaino

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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

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