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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

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

Oh, deer

Nell and I had a lovely walk this morning. The weather has cooled considerably and there was a very pleasant breeze. We both made better time than of late. … Continue readingOh, deer

To Do List

Not in any way to belittle but “just” a list of Roz’s journal prompts that I have missed. I hope to catch up on at least some of them. My PC is acting up and I have little hope of doing anything at all just now. I’ll crack on once it stops being silly. Journal prompt What were the treasured toys that you possessed when you were a child? Do you still own any treasuresContinue readingTo Do List

Excuse Note

If anybody was wondering where I have been and wasn’t I supposed to be following Roz’s A Month in the Country prompts? Well, yes, I was supposed to be getting back into my writing and I still intend to. We have been away in the van on a couple of trips (and I have some photos and am brewing up some words about a few places) but this is the real culprit! This be theContinue readingExcuse Note

A Month in France: Going around again

A response to today’s journal prompt from Autumn Cottage Diarist … … Continue readingA Month in France: Going around again

A Streak of Blue

This morning, Nell and I took our first lengthy walk in what feels like forever. It must be almost three months since she last visited her frog pond, which is now simply a patch of mud. It was cloudy this morning and feeling cool, though apparently up to 24 degrees today. A measure of how hot it has been recently when today felt cool and refreshing by comparison. Nell did quite well but I noticedContinue readingA Streak of Blue

A Month in France: This Old French Cottage

A response to today’s journal prompt from Autumn Cottage Diarist … Continue readingA Month in France: This Old French Cottage

A Month in France: Time for a change

We ate “Date Night” dinner outside last night and Dusty (who hadn’t been seen in the previous 24 hours) came to join us. He obligingly posed on the wall… … Continue readingA Month in France: Time for a change

Absentee Blogger

It’s the 31st July. August 1st tomorrow and I hope to breathe fresh life into the blog by participating actively in the Autumn Cottage Diarist “A month in the Country” once again. I cannot believe that I have not posted here since May 20th but as we have been away a great deal since lockdown ended and, although I took my laptop on the road it was never opened, I should not be entirely surprisedContinue readingAbsentee Blogger

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