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They Think It's All Over
Monday, May 23, 2016      5 comments

But not so fast, gentle reader. The inside of the house is done, barring one or two little details, some new doors, redecorating where cupboards have ... Read more
The Kitchen, She Is Discontinued
Thursday, May 19, 2016      2 comments

... or perhaps not. Not if we were lucky. But there were only certain shapes and sizes available to us. We had to accept that the existing carcasses of the cupboards would all have to be replaced. Not only that, but we would probably have t... Read more
Brushing the Croissant Crumbs Out Of My Laptop
Monday, May 02, 2016      3 comments

Yes, I'm just back from a month in France. And why, when I have all mod cons, inside plumbing and wi-fi, did I not post anything about my wonderful new kitchen? Well, It wasn't the worst holiday ever; I've already blogged about that, a... Read more
I'll Not Be There
Sunday, February 14, 2016      3 comments

So, the decision is made. Ever since 2002 I have attended the biennial Discworld Convention. I signed up again for this year's festival of madness, t... Read more
A Better Mousetrap
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      2 comments

Going to the cupboard recently I made a discovery. Or at least, it was when I picked up a packet of porridge to make breakfast and ended up with little sp... Read more
September Song
Sunday, January 17, 2016      2 comments

We left our heroine ... back in England waiting for the electrician to be ready. We had already planned on a trip to France in September, when the cost of... Read more
Worst Present Ever
Sunday, January 10, 2016      4 comments

Not this year, I hasten to add. This year was fine, spending time with family and all. We're lucky to creep in at the edge of my son-in-law's extended fam... Read more
An Electrifying Experience
Friday, January 08, 2016      4 comments

We left the house in France last time with the plumbing sorted out, and the luxury of indoor facilities. Hot water, and even the washing machine and dish... Read more
Worst Christmas Ever
Sunday, December 20, 2015      6 comments

We all know that Christmas isn't always the joyous festival it ought to be, so I thought I'd share with you one that particularly sticks out in my mind. ... Read more
Meanwhile, back in France
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      3 comments

I have a confession to make. This blog should really have come before the last one, but due to the fug in my brain I totally forgot to post it. Sorry about that. I'm feeling a bit better now. Maybe. So, where were we? Oh yes, camping ... Read more
The Joy of Plumbing
Monday, December 14, 2015      4 comments

I don't know if you can conceive of the joy of arriving late in the evening at ones holiday home and not having to hack ones way through the jungle in or... Read more
Monday, November 23, 2015      2 comments

I seem to have been going through a bad patch recently with electrical and electronic appliances. This is not a particularly new thing. I used to be known to the IT Support people at work as the Kiss of Death. I'm not taking the blame for t... Read more
No Time, No Inspiration, No Vember
Saturday, November 21, 2015      5 comments

Well, not exactly no inspiration. But it's just gone in a different direction for the moment. And hello to all of you who have been dropping in re... Read more
Life Gets Complicated
Sunday, October 25, 2015      6 comments

This week I have been beset with happenings that have brought out my inner Grumpy Old Woman. My laptop, I have to admit, is at least four years old, which I'm told is pretty old as laptops go. So it's really no surprise that it's starting t... Read more
A Roof Over Our Heads
Monday, October 19, 2015      2 comments

*No picture again: my old laptop is dying, and the ultraportable doesn't have them saved. The more observant of you may have noticed something missing in the picture I posted with last week's blog. Like, a roof. We had a long conv... Read more

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