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Evening all,
Well it’s been a really mild day here today and some sunshine inbetween one very quick shower,

So all in all for the time of the year "who could ask for anything more,

Now here in france "living deep in the countryside it has some very very old ideas ref mail order and delivery of goods,
My other half (her indoors) has ordered a leather hand bag and this was ordered from a french mail order company.
But its common practice to have the goods delivered to the nearest village and not your home address,
this means you “the customer” get a phone call from the shop or tourist information office to say your goods have arrived and then you arrange a time for you “the customer” to collect.

Well we’ve been told the bag will be at this french kitchen supply shop after 2pm on tuesday,

As the weather was so nice today i got the beast out
(my car) and off we went to do a recce to find this kitchen shop,
And we did find it first time “so now we’re feeling good about tuesdays delivery”

Funny the way some old ideas have stood the test of time,
Even the village post office has a seat in front of the counter for the old people to use.

How’s your day been?

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My son took me to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
On Gallery 3 in a showcase I found an Adze. I have always wanted to see an Adze. Have often won games of Scrabble using ' Adze.' This was labelled '12th c.' I thought it was years older than that, having obviously been cast into a sand or clay mould making the surface rough, by people in a not so primitive tribe who had sussed out that iron could be made from Northamptonshire sand ironstone, while sitting round their fire, edged with lumps from nearby, cooking their supper.
Then it had been sold to someone due west and ended up under the ground in Birmingham city centre.
The new Gallery layout has lots of little corners set up with things children can play with, a marvellous idea. There were loads of families there. Good place to take children on a miserable day.
I loved the stainless steel model of a steam train, resting on a stand holding a clock and barometer, with a model of an Indian shunting train underneath. Made by a company of metal smiths as a gift.
Thats what I did Dungy, I enjoyed it.

17 Feb, 2014


As we had a lovely day very much a hint of things to come I spent time in the garden, pruning roses and cutting back the plants that are aalready shooting the new growth for this year, it was grand..

17 Feb, 2014


Hi Diane & Lincslas,
It's nice to read your very different ways of spending the day,

Ive offten looked at what ive thought was real value for money And ive come up with the following,
(1) a tv set, when you think of what you can pay without going daft,
ie a couple of hundred pounds and you've got a way of keeping yourself entertained and a chance to learn.

(2) The good old washing machine!!! what a good and cheap item when you think of what its made for.

(3) The chance to visit a museum.
These places are normaly free and you can spend hours being entertained,
My "other half" likes nothing better than to go around the statley homes,
And again you soon see just how small we humans once looked,
just have a look at the size of some beds in these huge halls etc,

Im pleased to hear some members have had a nice days gardening "in febuary" Can you believe it?

Im starting to get that easter feeling ie im awake early and can't wait to get some gardening done,

It's that feeling of not doing a lot "hence " not sleeping sound,
But lets hope the springs just around the corner and even it it's not "we're only about 8 weeks and we'll be getting lighter nights and what i call "full" days.

So keep being happy and the time will fly.

17 Feb, 2014


Your wife is a girl after my own heart then, my daughter and I love visiting such places, also the museums...

17 Feb, 2014


OH and I tackled the rotting trellis. stainless steel eyes and galvanised wires in place by tomorrow hopefully. Then I can retie the clematis and Rose back on the wall.
I also cleared the lifted turf from my new annual border.

tired but satisfied.

17 Feb, 2014


A bit late sorry I am slow catching up :(
My day today has been a bit of a mixture. Went to the Archives in Carmarthen to look up some family history inf, but the documents I needed to see were not available, because of some fault in the strong room where they keep them :( So I came home ...

This afternoon it's been nice and sunny, and I tidied up my Fuchsias - took the dead leaves off them and put them on shelves where they'll get more light. I'm pleased to say they have all survived :o)

Bought a pack of chocolate biscuits and ate them all !! to Beryl's disgust ... :o))

The little Post Office in this village also has a seat by the counter for weary people with aching joints (like me !) to sit instead of standing in the queue
I hope your wife is satisfied with her handbag :o)

18 Feb, 2014

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