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A new challenge in lockdown, making it fun at home!
Thursday, April 09, 2020      15 comments

Today, when I was sparking, I had an idea..... Both Laurie and I love cooking and we have hundreds of cookery books.... So, I set us a challenge... To every day choose a different recipe to cook from a different book. Obvious... Read more
Week 4 shopping in lockdown...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      16 comments

This morning, I got out my sewing machine and found a pattern for face masks. I already have plenty of fabric, so that part was easy. The 20 minutes turned into far longer, as I am pernickety when it comes to sewing. It also turns out that I had... Read more
Three weeks of lockdown in France and counting...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      17 comments

So.... last July we made the permanent to France and we are just so very glad we did! Three weeks ago, having followed the progress of the COVID-19 Coronavirus from Wuhan in China, across the world to mainland Europe, France was declared to... Read more
Getting a sister for Zaba the Great Dane
Sunday, January 26, 2020      26 comments

Having had Zaba for a couple of months now, we decided it was time to get him a female companion. I should explain for anyone who doesn’t know... Zaba was rehomed by us in November. He had been castrated, like most rescue dogs, although in fairn... Read more
Busy day and DD arrived for her visit
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      16 comments

So, this morning started well with a good workout and weighing in at a pound less, all great! Then there was the downstairs to vacuum, before taking Zaba out and checking up on the work in the apartment. Next week should see the apartment painte... Read more
A French lesson with a difference...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      12 comments

This morning, Laurie decided that he did not want to share his cold with anyone else, so he stayed in bed and I went to the French class on my own. The Tuesday morning class is presented by three tutors on a three week rota, Mireille, Lucia... Read more
Cold start to the day... brrr
Monday, January 13, 2020      11 comments

Had to get up early today to take the car into the garage for a coolant change. Had the car serviced last week and long story short, lack of communication meant another trip in today as we have a busy week this week. As Laurie doesn’t like morni... Read more
Cold in Carcassonne, so took a drive to the coast, warm and lovely at Gruissan Plage!
Sunday, January 12, 2020      12 comments

Sundays here tend to be pretty quiet. It was due to be colder here today, so , as Zaba needs walking regardless, we decided to take an hour drive to the coast, for a walk on the beach. We drove to Gruissan Plage, just over an hour away. Zab... Read more
A beautiful Saturday, and a new bed for Zaba!
Saturday, January 11, 2020      11 comments

So, it was too cold to go into town and meet up as is our usual routine - a town centre café is a popular haunt on Saturdays, when the road is closed and crowds gather to celebrate the weekend, drinking wine or coffee and enjoying the tapas on o... Read more
Time to look at goals again, being a rainy day...
Friday, January 10, 2020      12 comments

So, as I mentioned a few days ago, I’m taking part in BLC42. And being the first week of BLC, ‘‘tis time to set those SMART goals.. Smart Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Bound Now I have been setting SMART ... Read more
Day 6, cold retreating, yes really!
Thursday, January 09, 2020      11 comments

So this morning I woke up with a ‘fuzzy’ head, almost a headache, but not quite, but no runny nose and no watering eyes. Woo hoo! I felt shattered, but not in constant dire need of tissues. We had a fairly quiet day planned, just had to walk Zab... Read more
Cold still here, just moved to other side...
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      11 comments

Yes, five days in and the cold has left the right side of my head and ventured to the left, so this morning I woke up, feeling really groggy with a streaming left eye and left side of my nose - not good. Not good, particularly because I woke up ... Read more
Fourth day of cold, a busy one at that...
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      12 comments

On Tuesdays we have a French lesson. Today the time has changed from 2pm to 10am, so I had a grumpy husband. Not his fault really - I unfortunately snore and with this cold, it’s worse and he’s not sleeping. The last two nights he has slept or t... Read more
Third day of cold, feeling better, but lacklustre today!
Monday, January 06, 2020      11 comments

Got up late today. Maybe I should just have stayed in bed yesterday as it really was the worst day of my cold. Oh well, too late for that now. Anyway, got up at 9:40, really late for me. No workout as I felt tired all day. I did do some ironing ... Read more
Sunday - our day of rest, a dog walk on a lovely day and I’m still sneezy!
Sunday, January 05, 2020      16 comments

Having had a disturbed night, due to this cold, I decided to get up at 8:40 and try to attack the day in some normal way. No chance of me doing any weight training, so I pedalled for half an hour before a welcome cooked breakfast produced by hub... Read more

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