Sunday… Alors, je suis revenu!

HouseA bit of a posting gap I’m afraid, but it was ten days of much needed chilling – well, working with Mark on his house. It was also an opportunity to try out a new camera, and I will upload some more photos to the gallery in due course. In fact the whole blog software needs some updating and sorting out.

My main job during the time was cutting the grass with the big boys’ toysToys leaving Mark to do the heavy duty DIY. However we did manage to get some time off, and we were in Pompadour for the Bastille day celebrations, a meal (at a restaurant run my an ex-pat couple and some celebratory fireworks. This is one of several I took during the evening.
Fireworks

It wasn’t all work, and a few beers were consumed round the pool, and I wandered around looking for for subjects. These sweet peas were growing wild in one of the hedges (it must have self seeded) and just invited itself to be photographed. However the best photograph I missed were two entwined snakes down by the pool house – as luck would have it, I didn’t have the camera with me, and they didn’t hang around while I got it!Sweet pea

I flew back last Wednesday (we drove out) and while the French Air Traffickers were having their annual strike, the FlyBe flights were still flying out of Limoges. (In fact the only ones flying out of Lomoges airport – there were some VERY grumpy Ryan Air passengers).

I am now in St Thomas’s having had the first of a delayed ECP session, with the second tomorrow! So, onwards and upwards!

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4 Responses to “Sunday… Alors, je suis revenu!”

  1. Frances on 26 Jul 2010 at 17:29 #

    Hi Peter
    Good to see you enjoyed your break. We were amazed some years ago now at how much effort goes into Bastille Day celebrations. We went to a son et lumiere with fireworks in the local village with the chateau as a backdrop. The place was packed with local people, not outsiders, and not a single vendor of anything in sight. Fantastic.

    Take care
    Frances

  2. Gillian on 19 Aug 2010 at 21:50 #

    Things must be going well – it’s so quiet here…..

  3. Richard on 20 Aug 2010 at 22:26 #

    Well you may think that Gillian but Dad is still in hospital and should have moved to Prince George’s at Chislehurst today but although short notice made me rush around (first told on Wednesday) it is now delayed to Monday.
    Daughter number 1 is moving today so picking up stuff and guarding children the order of the day.

    Tomorrow the widow next door has organised a BBQ for tomorrow with about 40 guests and expects me to cook, just need the wheelbarrow to make sure I get taken home safely.

    All good stuff with daughter number 2 in Nam and complaining that silk dresses are too, too cheap and cannot carry enough………

    Back to the Pimm’s and glad Peter looks like he is back on track.

    Richard

  4. Gillian on 21 Aug 2010 at 14:18 #

    Richard!! You’re back! Wow, you’ve been busy – and I thought organising a party for 25th wedding anniversary was hard work (ring people and book them!) Unfortunately the weather doesn’t look too good for the hog roast today, and lots of last minute cancellations mean we will probably be bringing half a pig home with us….

    Hope all goes well with both the moves

    Champagne the order of the day I think =)

    xxxx

    Gillian