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Moving house - days seven and eight
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      17 comments

Yesterday was the most stressful day. It was the last day of our hire van and only the two of us u loading. Any one of you who has a partner will understand that some days are best swept under the carpet and forgotten - this was one of these, al... Read more
Moving House - Day Six
Sunday, September 13, 2020      13 comments

Inga and Mick, who have helped us throughout our move we’re with us again, loading up the van, then Mick came with us again to unload. He has been great as Laurie gets stressed, which affects his stomach and also, after a broken back years ago, ... Read more
Moving house - day five
Saturday, September 12, 2020      11 comments

Our old house is now looking really empty and as we loaded the van, it became more and difficult to find things to fill the spaces... three helpers to load this morning, two cam along to help unload. Today was an even hotter day, but as th... Read more
Moving house - Day Four
Friday, September 11, 2020      11 comments

Today was a hot one. Our friend Mick and his daughter’s BF came over to us at 8am to load up the van. We piled lots in, realising that we’re nearly there, the house here is looking somewhat empty. Hopefully, another two loads will have everythin... Read more
Moving house - Day 3 and we completed on the sale today...
Thursday, September 10, 2020      16 comments

More boxes and belongings moved today, as well as a furniture van to take our biggest bits. Then, at 3pm, we completed on the sale to become the official owners of our new home. The estate agent told us afterwards that he will contact us a... Read more
Moving house - Day Two
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      12 comments

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments on my blog yesterday. Sorry,I just don’t have time to reply to you all. Day Two began better today as we had all slept better so we were more refreshed to start with. Also, because we had loade... Read more
Moving house - Day One
Tuesday, September 08, 2020      19 comments

Today was the first day of our house move. We have hired a van for a week and a friend with a van is filling that too. Today we took two van loads over, with seven of us loading and six of us unloading, then when we got back, we loaded up once m... Read more
Post-confinement fun with the menagerie
Wednesday, July 22, 2020      25 comments

A while ago, we decided, Laurie and I, that we would end up with two cats and two dogs,once we moved house in France and bought a place with a larger piece of land. As ever, events overtook us... In October, Laurie found Zaba online, a... Read more
The other day...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      19 comments

The other day, I had a very sad experience. Laurie and I have had weight issues for years, in fact he had lost a huge amount of weight before we got together. His mother had always been slim, but both he and his sister followed the pate... Read more
First drive out with the dogs since the end of lockdown
Monday, June 15, 2020      14 comments

Yesterday, we decided to drive out with the dogs, for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted here in France. Some of our friends were getting the 1 euro train down to the coast, but we thought that might be too crowded, it being a... Read more
Concussion, contemplation and a conundrum
Saturday, June 13, 2020      19 comments

So, Concussion came first, then the conundrums, followed by the contemplation. Just over a week ago, I took a nasty tumble. We were leaving our Carcassonne apartment on our way home on Friday and, not thinking or looking, I clipped a step w... Read more
Food and moods
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      15 comments

Last weekend was Laurie’s birthday on Saturday. His birthday, his food choices. In the morning, I went to the village shop for fresh bread and croissants. He also made a traditional cooked breakfast, more of a brunch really. In the afternoo... Read more
Lumps and bumps and NSVs
Thursday, May 14, 2020      15 comments

I’ve been pondering this blog for a few days now... After all, what do lumps and bumps and NSVs have to do with each other? Rather a lot ... Read more
Monday, Monday... just full of rain!
Monday, May 11, 2020      15 comments

Not a lot to report today... We went to our apartment in Carcassonne for the first time since late March - all ok there and I swept up as there was a little residue dust from the building works. We didn’t take the dogs out as it just r... Read more
Planking again...
Saturday, May 09, 2020      15 comments

So I kept saying that I need to get back to planks. Today, being that I have done over my target minutes for the week in exercise, I decided to pedal, dog walk and do some yoga, planks and stretching... and I did! I’m starting slow, 2 ... Read more

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