Work progresses but slowly on the utility room. However, a Malaysian Beef Curry has been mantled by Mr L and I have prepared a tomato curry to go with it. There’s leftovers from Tuesday, so we have rice, naan, and bhajis to hand.


I still haven’t completed my Amazon order. So many decisions to take! Too much choice. Too many desires. Too little cash. I keep selecting items and then having second thoughts and deleting them, then going back and adding them in again and deleting something else. It’s too hard. I have fantasies about being an “and” person, rather than an “either/or one.” You know – it’s generally known as “rich.” For the time being I am marginally in the “and” class, but not on the grand scale 😉

Got to go stir my tomatoes..

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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 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

Apparently Aragon has locked down travel today. Seems we made the correct decision in getting back to France quickly. Yesterday was tough but we seem to be moving on again without resting. The Aire was not very lovely and the noise incessant. Half Term effect is in full throttle. As well as children being alarming,… Continue reading October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

October 26, 2020 at 02:35PM

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  1. September 15, 2008

    I haven’t read your blog in ages – when did Mr L start eating meat again?!

  2. September 15, 2008

    Hello, Mac – good to see you. Mr L began to eat meat again about a year ago, I guess. Our diet was very flat and boring due to the lack of veggie alternatives and the poor quality and choice of available veg. He muttered something about not really being able to recall why he turned veggie and that it wasn’t particularly a matter of principle… so we tried the local product. He’s never looked back! The quality of the beef/pork/lamb is second to none. We don;t eat much, but we do eat some – as variation to the TVP etc.

    I was sorry to read about your recent loss…

  3. September 15, 2008

    Ah – perlmonger suffered a similar fate, while we were in New York, by “accidentally” (oh yeah?) eating my chicken in a chinese restaurant. He’s never looked back.

    Curiously, we now eat very little meat, but what we do eat is carefully chosen for its provenance.

    Thanks re Moo; wretched creatures – they steal your heart then bugger off … I miss her to bits.

  4. September 15, 2008

    We lost Lulu a few weeks ago – she went missing for a whole week and I was certain that we had lost her. We rearranged the set up in the house and the other two got used to the freedom of her half of the place… then she came home in the early hours demanding to be let in like she’d just been out for a quick hunt. Apart from being rather friendlier than usual, she acted like nothing was amiss at all!

    It wasn’t nice when we thought she had gone forever, though. She’s an arsey miserable little feline, but we do love her so – and she was our first. Besides, someone has to keep the boys in order – so we do need her too 🙂

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