Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Hey it is just like being in Buxton again. When we arrived in Montcuq in Summer 2003 ( the year of the Canicule heatwave ) we told at that Christmas that it had not snowed in Montcuq for 10 years well it has snowed every single winter since. Round and about Christmas time albeit only for a day or two !!!!
Have to confess to not going too far from the homestead it is bitterly cold as well. The chicks are fine and don't seem to mind the snow ( have this inkling that maybe they are just a bit thick at times !)
Apparently it is the Grandmother's Birthday today. 87 years old today and still ruling with a rod of iron. But hey that is not a bad innings is it.
Taken about 1066 I think !!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Gina is still a bit under the weather but I have persuaded her to do a video of the chickens. Apparently if the lady chickens mature ( which ours have ) at this time of year they are not going to produce eggs until the daylight hours get longer. HENCE no eggs yet, really healthy looking chickens - fabulous - but no EGGS yet .
Think you get the message.
Still never mind, won't be long and they should be strong as oxes when they do. Here is the little video.It really is hilarious when you see them running around after each other's bit of spaghetti I have to say we do not serve bolognese with this and it is best Wheat SPAGHETTI. no eggs whatsoever involved.It has also been yet another glorious day in Quercy Blanc, don't you just love that name,and the bulbs in the garden are peeping through getting ready for the spring, so there you go we are off again on another year. Sorry no spaghetti on the video that one was toooooooooooo long this is a little on and with any luck It should load OK.
While the video is loading, I would like to mention that I have not had a walk for 2 days, I have been round that field till I am dizzy - Hope she gets better soon.The video was too long as well so here is a photo or two.
I am not too keen on the new Blog writing facilities why do things always change when you have got used to them? Incidently Ben looks as if he may have a been doing a dance here. Which dance who knows ???
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Oh boy is Buddy better. He keeps pushing in at dinnertime and I think all this enforced rest has made him little Mr Pushy !!!!
Jim says he is getting above himself he certainly is getting over and above me.
She went to the hospital today for some Xrays of the breathing appartatus and she looked pretty please so I guess all is OK. She was going on about the Christmas lights in Cahors apparently they are fan dabby dosie. Well I might not be a Crankie but I am a Scot.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
This is Gina using HAMISH'S blog without his permission to get a message back to the homestead in Lot France where yes I know it is sunny and bright!!!!! The weather in England is predictably grey and unsettled BUT I have been to a brilliant exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London a SPECTACULAR exhibition of Anish Kapoor's work.
Really inspirational and if you have never seen his work and are even remotely interested you should see it. It is very inspiring and confronting in a lot of ways. Loved the block 30 tons of it, of red wax that wove it's way throught 5 galleries like some giant red glacier or continental plate. AMAZING... Look him up on the internet. WONDERFUL......
Sorry can't pass on any pics I am not the Hamish computer but will be back in France and back in business on Monday , not sure what time long way by car. BUT found this on Lisa's pic's from her visit to Aussie earlier this year. The dog is Mr Darcy and the lady in the pyjamas is Sue on their new verandah in Peel. Hopefully Sue will not see herself on the internet don't think she would be amused but we love her any way she comes. When she sends us pics of Waka and Bolly I will post them here and Hamish can catch up with is two best mates in Australia.
See you soon
Monday, November 16, 2009
Oh boy has this week been busy. Gina is on the computer ALL the time can't get to it to do the blog. AND I have had to do loads of begging to get her to take pictures. That pair of reprobates at the top are the two alpacas don't they have great faces !!!!!! I call the big black fella Rocky because he dodges and weaves like a boxer ( you know the one called Stallone ).
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
But he will be back tomorrow
He's just got back had his dinner and gone to sleep !!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Been sat at home all day today cos them have been out shopping. Building stuff again - I think. So I have been looking throught the photos of Josh and Grace. Thought you might like a look. Josh is a mate. He visits France in much the same way that I make visits around the world. But his reason for doing it is because his granma and grandad live in France in Tarn and Garonne. ( just up the road from us ) Here are some pics of him and his sister Grace.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
That's them in the picture when they came to Souleillou.
You want to see their pad in Aus. wow and I am going there soon. That is if I can find the passport.
Just time to post some pics of the chucks with the feathers on their legs. Here are a few....