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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

Stuff that kept us busy for a while

There were other constructions but they don’t appear to have made it onto my camera card so are not currently available f or inclusion. Together with the daily dog walk (health permitting) and a deal of sun bathing, it all helped to pass the time and our 8 weeks were up almost before they seemed to have started. The Date Night thing was excellent. It helped to pass the time in planning, prepping and cooking.Continue readingStuff that kept us busy for a while

Where was I?

Now, where was I? I was saying (a long time ago) that I couldn’t get automatic posting from Instagram to work. I notice that in my absence the applet suddenly began to play nicely (1, 2, 3)! It needs some fine tuning I think. And wherever have I been and where are my Lockdown updates? It went roughly like this: After six weeks of Lockdown, on the 27th of April, I was suddenly catapulted intoContinue readingWhere was I?

IG April 23, 2020 at 12:32PM

View this post on Instagram Drifts of fallen blossom making the lake look very scummy just now. There are "trails" of cleared water where the Coypu have swum through. #wp A post shared by Beth Loft (@lapetitemaisontordue) on Apr 23, 2020 at 3:32am PDT via IFTTT Drifts of fallen blossom making the lake look very scummy just now. There are “trails” of cleared water where the Coypu have swum through. #wp

IG April 23, 2020 at 12:28PM

View this post on Instagram The Flags are out. Always a welcome addition to my daily landscape. #wp A post shared by Beth Loft (@lapetitemaisontordue) on Apr 23, 2020 at 3:28am PDT via IFTTT The Flags are out. Always a welcome addition to my daily landscape. #wp

IG April 23, 2020 at 12:25PM

View this post on Instagram Wednesday Green Progress photo – a day late and taken on the phone. Not quite feeling with it just now I think Autoposting to blog still not working but no idea why #wp A post shared by Beth Loft (@lapetitemaisontordue) on Apr 23, 2020 at 3:25am PDT via IFTTT Wednesday Green Progress photo – a day late and taken on the phone. Not quite feeling with it just now IContinue readingIG April 23, 2020 at 12:25PM

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