Thursday, August 12, 2010

'It's Been So Long' as George McCrae would say!

Well, the time sure does fly, not so much when you're simply enjoying yourself, but when there is too much to do and not enough time to stand and stare!

One of these days, the house will be finished and a few more loose ends will be tied, and I will be able to blog to my heart's content but, as it is, time here  is at a premium and I simply run out of it.

I have, however, got round to replacing the CDs in my car - much as I love the ones that have been replaced, they must have been in there for about six months and have become ever-so-slightly irritating! Here is what I'm currently listening to as I wend my way along the little country roads in this corner of France - I had forgotten just how great is the voice of Al Green. It's a bit of an eclectic collection but I just picked them out at random; I will enjoy them for a while and try not to leave it so long until I change them again.  We have a fantastic - if mixed - collection of music which really deserves to be listened to!

We have finally had the outside light connected - it's great for those after-dinner cuppas (or glasses of Vino Collapsio!) and at least we can see each other now!

We had to visit a nearby town the other day to collect a bit we needed for my car (the bit, part of the air intake, apparently, is called a 'souffle' here in France!). Anyway, we found a lovely second-hand shop nearby - it's huge and stuffed with all manner of exciting and interesting things, and would take a couple of day to explore fully.  We found these lovely little tables that we couldn't resist - they wanted €30 for the three but the Husband boldly offered €20 and they agreed!  We'll probably  take them indoors  for the winter, but I think they look lovely with some little lavender plants on them. I need to find some better-looking pots, though! I'm also very tempted to crochet things to hang on them but I'm not sure the Husband would share my enthusiasm!

Well, that's it for today, I think.  I have more photos to post (of the renovations) but need to sort through them first!

Thanks for reading - have a great day, wherever in the world you are!


  1. Andy says your choice of music shows what excellent taste you have ! I agree especially concerning those gorgeous tables and Lavender is one of my favourite plants. Come to think of it souffles are lovely too!

  2. Long time, no see, nice to have you back posting, I missed you. Love those plant stands, I would love a couple like that for the garden.

    An outisde light as well, aren't you lucky able to sit out at dusk with a glass of I wnvy you!!!

  3. The lavender will help keep the flies at bay Kathy. Looks really smart for the al fresco dining - we have candles in jam jars at ours!

  4. Hi Kathy,
    Im so sorry I have been awhile popping over!
    Are you enjoying the summer?
    Those photos look really lovely!
    I can imagine you sitting outside on a nice warm evening.
    Yes the plant stands are lovely.
    Hugs Suex

  5. Kathy,
    Thanks for popping over and leaving a comment and a name. I'm gathering them together and will choose later.
    I do hope you sorted your mail problem out, so annoying!
    I'm hoping the weather is good for you. This morning started quite dull, but its starting to brighten up now.
    have a good weekend,
    Yes its a Bank Holiday here. I bet its strange when you are over there but you know whats going on here!
    Hugs and Love Suex