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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

Not very instant

I spent much of yesterday in trying to automatically post Instagram uploads from lapetitemaisontordue to this blog. My idea was that as I now have to carry my phone (with my digital Attestation upon it) that there is some sense in taking photos with it as I walk around and then not have to sit and sort through a camera card when I come home. I thought that perhaps it might keep this blog moreContinue readingNot very instant

What to do?

How does a body keep a blog alive and interesting when that same body is allowed out for just one hour a day and no further than 1 Kilometre from home? I have no answer to that question, I just pose it here to consider and to return to. If only I had a proper garden. If only the garden centres were not closed as non-essential business, I might be spending this down time inContinue readingWhat to do?

Another Day, Another Week, Another Month

It was not unexpected last evening, when M. Macron announced an extension to the lockdown until May 11th. That is another four weeks. There is no hint yet as to whether it is expected to extend beyond that period or if instead we shall be seeing a relaxation of our restrictions. I am not very good with figures and especially not so with graphs but it looks to me as though France may not haveContinue readingAnother Day, Another Week, Another Month

One Month Later…

It is difficult to believe that tomorrow we enter our fifth week of physical distancing (aka Lockdown). The time is passing so quickly and evidence of this would seem to be the fact that I never found the time to sit down during this past week to write the words “we are in our fourth week“. M. Macron speaks to the nation this evening and it is widely expected that he will be increasing ourContinue readingOne Month Later…

One, two, three…

We are now well into our third week of confinement. Things appear to be going well for us and the time is passing very quickly, It should get even better now that the weather is set to pick up again.  We are now fully confident that we have not brought any nasty bugs home with us from Provence and so I am no longer trying to completely avoid everybody by walking Nell at a timeContinue readingOne, two, three…

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