Well Christian Gleaner from 1825 who said "a change of work is as good as play" which is interestingly the earliest origin that can be found for this phrase, not sure that I completely agree with you. I suppose in a sense some muscles and joints in my body did have a rest this week, however there were other muscles and joints that then made their presence felt after I had made my way once again up the grassy, muddy slope carrying yet another roll of fencing. I must add at this point that I only survived the week with assistance from a very good, friend and my children who all toiled with me through the rain moving fences, sheep and finding sheep that had gone walkabout to the neighbours.
My husband abandoned me for drier, foggier climes in Yorkshire this week to have his first holiday in 4 years. Well abandoned is not precisely correct, I, like a fool, encouraged him to go away thinking that the weather would be reasonable and I would manage perfectly well for a week. Did anyone notice the weather this weekend? We had hail and a thunder storm on Saturday and fairly solid rain from Thursday through till Monday.
Number 3's eyes nearly fell out of her head at the mountain of chocolate that came in from the car, so I won't tell her yet that it is only the half of it as the rest is stashed for Christmas.
Talking of Christmas there are a few markets we will be attending locally.
Sunday 30th November- La Giraudiere, 16480 Brossac.
Sunday 7th December Manoir de Longeveau, between St Séverin and Aubeterre 16390.
Sunday 14th December Duras Christmas Market, 47120
See you all soon