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Monday morning and the suns pouring through


By dungy


Good morning folks,
Well its a smashing start to the day weather wise,
our bathroom is on one gable end of the house and it looks over the garden,
Well the sun this morning is just pouring through the window and the lawn looks great, ive the arbour just in front of the bathroom and its covered with roses,
A really nice view to start the day off,

At 5-30am the birds burst into their wakening singing and it was a nice way to start another day off,

It’s day’s like this im really pleased we’re both retired and the days our own,
We’ve a bit of shopping to do so the beauty’s coming out of the barn and we’ve a drive to one of the larger towns "A place called La-chatre, it’s a nice drive through some of most lovely countryside you could hope to ever see and after the visit to the shops it’ a nice coffee in the towns square (outside table) just watching the world go by,
Ive noticed more british number plates around here this week and in about 4/6 weeks all the kids will be on school holidays and more visitors will be arriving for their summer holiday “The sound level will rise”.

The walls and front doorways are starting to show a lot more flowers in baskets and window box’s,

The local council here are very good and all through the year they’re making sure the small grass area’s and streets have displays of flowers,
for a small place its really nice to know the council do care and try to keep the place looking nice and you never see any theft of these troughs /baskets ect.

Well thats my day sorted “whats your plans”?

Have a nice one what ever your doing.

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The sun isn't pouring through here in Surrey, Dungy. Nice to hear of the rescued dogs. When my sister lived in France they rescued cats. They lived on the Canal du Midi, not too far from Narbonne. They made a lovely gdn, veg & flowers, & stayed for 25yrs. Now back in Uk, so no more visiting for me:-( Enjoy your day & the sun.

17 Jun, 2013


This time last week my partner and I were travelling back along the N20, we stayed overnight at Bessines-sur-Gartempe. It is a lovely part of France, and as you say there were a fair few GB plates around. We remarked how beautifully presented the town and village centres looked, we are used to seeing them in the depths of winter when not a soul seems to be about and everywhere is pretty much without nature's green coat. The temperatures were mid teens last week so we took our coffee break inside a village cafe, each one still has its own character ... the one we stopped in hadn't moved with the times but there was a fascinating cartoon on the wall, drawn by a local artist to mark the Millenium, featuring virtually every individual in the community. It was very entertaining speaking to the bar-lady about it.
We made good progress and had a picnic lunch by the water at Thiron Gardais, NE of Le Mans. The birdlife were enjoying the warmth of the sun too, preaning themselves or skimming the surface of the pool. As you can tell, we prefer to avoid the motorways.
That all feels such a world away now .... this morning I am hoping the rain will stay away and the grass dry sufficiently to mow the lawns. The green bin will struggle to cope with the quantity of weeds we have too!

17 Jun, 2013


Ahhhhh Yes ladies its always nice to hear your thoughts on my blogs and of cause i feed off your replies,
IE ive spent time in Surrey "Feverfew" when i was in the Army, trained in Aldershot and had many an interesting day in and around surrey, ie I remember once being outside of a pub near the Lakeside country club and this roll's pulled over and this man got out and asked if i could direct him and the driver to blackbush airport,
it was "Good game good game & didn'y they do well" Bruce forsyth and the driver was Jimmy tarbuck,

I was in uniform and Mr tarbuck passed a remark that i must be mad jumping out of planes when you can have a perfectly good seat,
As they got back into the car ready to drive off Mr Tarbuck
said, (as i was standing at a bus stop anyway) can i offer you a lift?
No thanks i replied i know where im going its you who's lost,
He replied ahhhh your use to a few of the land from above,
He beeped and drove off,
It was then i noticed his reg plate "COMIC".

this morning we've been to the shops and on the way home we pass a french house that has a shed attached to the house and through the roof of the shed is a tree,
they did'nt bother to cut the tree down but made a hole in the roof instead and the tree just pops through like some giant flag pole.

Im going to start to take the camera in the car so i can take a few snaps of some of the sights.

It's hot again here, really hot.

17 Jun, 2013


Do you know ive never seen this happening "nets"
I was driving behind a lady driving her shire horse and cart today and i thought thats a nice site to see,
anda she wasn't any spring chicken.

17 Jun, 2013


I heard the birds waking up this morning Dungy but thats because I'd not been asleep, then the heavens opened yet again, it did brighten up as the day wore on but still need the warm clothing,(Grr) gardening still only in easy stages at a time as my knee is still bad,the lawn is shouting at me now, gotta have a mri scan and got stronger tablets, on the leaflet it says be careful as one could become addicted, so if Goy gets a weird blog from me you'll know I'm high as a kite, lol.....

17 Jun, 2013


Yes, Snoopydog, I have seen the nets too, but not for quite some time. There are some parts of France that I would not wish to visit again too, eg. the industrial areas in the NE and the overhyped Riviera. I don't enjoy the industrial area around Toulouse either, although it looks better when Nature puts her green clothes back on in Spring. In January we cut across the Black Mountains (to collect my youngsters from Bezier airport) and the countryside was stunning even in the depths of winter. As with most countries there are pretty and not so pretty aspects, but overall it is a country I enjoy spending time in.

18 Jun, 2013

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