Saturday, August 29, 2009
It is very pleasant here in the Lot and in Montcuq in particular. Woken at the crack of doom by HER because she was doing guardee duties at the Expostion this morning. Well actually it was about 8.30hrs and very fresh and pleasant.
First job was to supervise HER feeding the fish in the pond ( after my morning abuluctions ) and got a very nasty unexpected kiss from a goldfish. Should have known better I have been getting a drink out of the pond for years now and it was only a matter of time.
There has been much titivating in the garden old friends from Buxton arriving on Monday. Well, they are not going to see any chickens are they?
Anyway to more pressing matters might be going to Libos Market next Thursday and have a look at these 'er chucks. Upon reflection I think large ones might be easier to catch than small ones ( they are a bit nippy aren't they?)
Will report all next week and will see Josh too...... and all the other Garners of course.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Well they are making a racket down in the town again. I thought than when the fete finished that would be it but no. Yet more celebrating not that I mind it is very pleasant sitting on the veranda with HER while she has a sip or two of the old vino and Jim is watching the footie. Buddy yeh you guessed it is on his chair asleep. It is hard to believe that he ever ran at all let alone ran very very fast. We went down for a walk earlier and Montcuq is still heaving with tourists, I would love to know how many pictures are taken beside all the town signs during a single Summer.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Not much to report but you don't know what our joint looks like. You can't miss it it has a note on the gate. Beware of the dog and the name of the dog in BIG LETTERS "FANG". that's me in case you hadn't realised. This is in January garden looking strangely bare and flowerless.!!!
Hey did you see new follower Cally as we know her in Montcuq posh name Calene. That is a Russian dance isn't it. Anyway talking of jumping now there is someone who knows how to jump. Have not received any pics of Callie so I may have to go and get some. This is the place where they already have a chicken shed and I think it is Callie's job to look after the chickens while Phoebe looks after Callie and Jazz the mum has a sleep in the living room. Ohhhhhhhhhhh doggie heaven.
Can't wait to get our chickens although I have to say I am getting just a tad tired of keep saying that.
Well must get back to guarding. Nice to see you Callie and Charlie..
Hamish MacTavish X
and yeh we can have cats too on the website.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The rain has rained and tonight I went all round the field at the back of the house and managed to get really dirty. I have heard that I am referred to as a walking brush. It is much easier to get dirty when the grass is wet.
Just got an email from a friend of the blog. Is this cute or what ? He is called Charlie and has been rescued. oh sugar I just deleted the email - that's me too smart for my own good. Will get the pics again and let you all go ahhhhhhhhhhhhh and uuuuuuuuuuuuuujhhhhhhhhhhhhh when you see the little treasure.
Well due for another sleep before I go to bed.
Bestist Hamish Mc Tavish.....
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Can't wait to be on the website then we can really dance. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
This video is of the dancing that night with a great french band an accordian and proper french music and dancing. IT WAS GREAT..... Vive la France. Sorry the video leaves a bit to be desired but was just learning how to use a digital camera...
So I am looking forward to a date with Phoebe tomorrow at the fete !!! so we shall see how things go . I have not been able to get in contact all day today. So I guess she may be at the hair dressers as well. Think that downloading a video is quite a long job so I will allow a lot more time next time. Don't forget if you have photos or videos of a doggy who wants a moment of fame get in touch with Gina via this blog and email or via Les Couleurs du Lot ( she deals with all that secretarial stuff ) and we will see what we can do. Could be quite good fun this.
Well we will see how this video works and then you can see us in ACTION well almost in action we are not as young as we were.
Talk to you tomorrow for the weekend posting
The HAMSH XX
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Well let's start at the beginning, thought maybe I could floor the beautiful Phoebe with a red rose - What do you think ? Any suggestions for wooing such a woman welcome. AND I don't think Gina would miss it if I picked it !!
Think I have got the hang of that American drawl now after listening nonstop to Rag mama Rag, pretty groovy stuff. We are so lucky living in this part of France. Did you know they even have Dog Shows (but I think I am probably past my best now!).
This morning outside the front veranda, we had flying school lessons with all the local young swallows practicing swooping and diving and general muscle enhancing exercises. Remembered the Camera little pic of that here for you.
It was really eerie here at about 1300 hrs. It was absolutely quiet, very hot and not a movement in the air. It reminded me of 2003 and the canicule – very strange. No hair cut the shop was shut now there’s unusual for France. So that will have to wait. We are all off to Cahors tomorrow so can probably get you some pics of my favourite town in France.
Well going to leave you now duty calls.
Bark Bark Hamish ( otherwise known as Oy you. )
Well I am writing this blog to the strains of Rag Mama Rag, hey seriously good Mississippi Blues. They play the guitars (* ie many and various including a ukulele ) and a wonderful harmonica and spoons and washboard. For once they brought something back that me and Bud can enjoy. Last night was a bit of a do at Buzenac-Bas near Castlenau Montratier. They got home at 2.00 am in morning !!!!! not that it bothered me I was akip I don’t get paid to guard when I should be sleeping.
And so, really exciting news on the romance front, you know the stunning redhead sat on George’s lap on the followers well I think I have got a blind date. When it is arranged I will let you know. She is call Phoebe and she has other relatives AND they have chickens and a proper chicken shed. But there is a whole other story and one that I know you will like. See you tomorrow got to go and get a hair cut got to look my best for that date.
See y’all Happy smiley Hamish... XXX Just a few more pics of this really classy lady..
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Well if I go to America I have to do that as well. Anyway yesterday was washday – MINE. Have to admit that I do feel a tad better, but oh what a performance shan’t be able to see or hear properly for a week. Well that’s the good news the bad news is she has flatly ( not Michael ) refused to give me two lots of computer time at the weekend. So update for yesterday and today so far. Nice picture of me clean !!!!!!!!!!! hehehe did’nt last long and you should have seen Buddy shaking cos he thought that he would have to be done too.
Well the sun is still pounding down here in the South of France. Not many visitors actually walking on the streets, all in the restaurants under the shade of the trees. Well she has managed to do one more drawing for the book so nearly there and I have pinched the first drawing that Gina did before the idea for the book. Scrappy little sketch but brings back happy memories for me of when I used to fall in the fish pool regularly get out and start again. Well that’s it for today. Dinner calls. Talk to you on Monday.
Friday, August 14, 2009
In the afternoon while we were sleeping see pic of me asleep ( Idon’t let just anyone see my like this!) Gina went to see a friend about some goat like creatures if we get chickens can’t see us getting one of those. Although she has been know to come home with the odd horse or two!! Well it was during this visit with the friends (names withheld to protect the guilty) that the latest wasp took a dislike to her. Thought for a while we would not get dinner. Silly me doubting my skills of persuasion and she decided to shut me up.
But the good news is the grapes are nearly ready, hanging on the vine in all their magnificence. Pic here too.
Well we shall see what tomorrow brings
Thursday, August 13, 2009
See I am still practicing. No news on the chuck shed don't even ask.
BUT went fruit picking in the field and we now have 2 ton of tomatoes, 2 ton of plums, and 2 ton of conference pears. The Nashi's are not ready yet.
So the house reeking of cooking tomatoes with GARLIC AND BASILAC and she is looking very pleased with herself. Been on the phone bragging to Jim, who apparently has been wallpapering all day ( did'nt know anyone did that anymore! ) because it is raining in England again.
Last night we all sat on the veranda and watched the Perseus meteorites falling as shooting stars, wonderful on such a beautiful clear night. Also accompanied by the music from the town which is but a stone's throw away from here. We can just see the Tower lit up from the back garden. Sounded French but then it would wouldn't it we are in France.
Will report again tomorrow
A bientot les amies
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Well me and Buddy stayed in last night while she on this warm starry starry night went to see a production of Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing. By all accounts it was very very good because apart from a bee sting on the lips ( got the ordinary way too much wine and a bee in the cup in the dark) she was in very good humour.
Lets hope there are no bees about on Sunday because they Jim and Gina are going to see Rag Mama Rag managed to get the last tickets !! Saw them at the famed Cahors Jazz Festival said they were pretty good. Do you know Cahors? Now there is a special town. Just like the Cafe quarter in Paris ( Pronounced Paree) and nice walks for dogs down by the River. They have promised themselves a trip on a boat wonder if they will take us.
Chick shed no change. SHE slept in. Anthisan and Antihistamine tablet for the bee sting ( to say nothing of the wine) saw to that.
See y'all if you get a chance visit Cahors great place.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Buddy and I are now enjoying some cooler weather in Montcuq today. Only be 28 by the end of the day! Still with any luck Gina will have finished digging out the base for the chick shed and the sooner they come the sooner all this fuss and stuff hanging about to be put up will be out of the way.
Jim is in England at the moment helping Lisa put up her Summerhouse...... Oh Lisa is the daughter who lives in England. Apparently the sun has decided to shine there! instead. We have lots and lots of guarding to do . The Pélerins (Pilgrims) and there are a lot of them carrying backpacks with a Scallop hanging on it. This is to represent St Jacques because the Randonnee is called La Route de St Jacques de Compostelle. We get a lot of fun barking when there are a lot all together.
The plums are falling off the trees with all that rain last night and the thunderstorm the night before ( that woke us all up).
Well that's it for now going out to inspect how the Chicken Shed is coming on.