primrosethb I spotted my first spring primrose today on my way to the doctor’s surgery. This one was in a ditch near the Lady Kirk. I know that there are many in the kirkyard and would have liked to stop for a wander, but needed to get home and relieve Mr L of puppy-minding duties.

I also saw many lambs, but none of them would stay still for the camera.

I was a good girl and I went out on my bike instead of taking the car. Well worth it, on a fine spring morning, but it doesn’t half cut into one’s knitting time even if it does provide camera opportunities.

Yes. This post does intentionally obscure the fact that I have done no knitting or spinning. I rather thought that the pretty picture might draw attention away from this horrible fact…

… but it is spinning group day tomorrow, chez Woolgatherer, so maybe something will get done. Cake tomorrow may be orange drizzle cakes again. I have lots of oranges, but little time.

I should be making “Earth” ATCs today, but am suffering a bad case of can’t-be-bothered this week. Still feeling ridiculously tired. Suspect the blood tests will have something to reveal there. Ah, well.

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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