Monthly Archives: April 2011

>In The Summertime…..

>J and the rest of the generation gang are off at the beach today. Our daughter, LVP, thinks it very funny that she’s going to La Rochelle (followed by Isle de Rey): as apparently do most of her old schoolchum/facebookey … Continue reading

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>No, I Can’t Forget This Evening…..

>Last time on here I had a pic of a Salamander, which I incorrectly labelled as a lizard. Apparently not. Salamanders are not lizards, they’re amphibians/newts. But whatever they may be, they remain interesting and colourful. I almost trod on … Continue reading

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>I Don’t Like Mondays…..

>Easter almost gone, designated trash already. We had a bit of a blow last night. Storm clouds gathered, followed by torrential rain and thunder. The inevitable fireworks came close on their heels, lighting up the sky all around. J loves … Continue reading

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>I’ve Been Everywhere, Man…..

>Been an odd couple of days, really. Weather variable but dry.  Easter now upon us. The French do‘do’ Easter  (as they used to say in Wales) – Paques. The shops have been full of Eastery bunnies, chocolate eggs and, of … Continue reading

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>Another Season, Another Reason…..

>Another fine day, it seems, in prospect. The locals have decided – or certainly the local Brit expats –  that Spring HAS ARRIVED!!!! The basis for this decision – forgetting the weather and daily temps –  is largely predicated on … Continue reading

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>Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine…..

>Well, not too hungover, at any rate. Another bright, sunny morning. A slight chill in the air, but generally speaking, pretty acceptable. Still some sub-zero nights in Sweden, it seems. Still snow around too, though it is steadily going. Should … Continue reading

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>Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into…..

>Been a few days since I was on this. Lethargy seems to be developing here in the Poitou Charentes. They do say it’s laid-back, and they’re not kidding! The first of the wee Peas I planted about 10 days ago … Continue reading

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