Work, work, work, work. It has been a busy week. I am trying to get my organisational brain into gear, always an interesting experience, ready to confront the descent to that end of the year celebration thingy that we do, called Christmas. And I know it is arriving because the supermarkets are telling me so and I had 3 more orders this week for December. So, if you know you want something delicious for Christmas and live at least in France, preferably within 2 hours of our home, then best to get in touch. There is a Christmas page on the website now with yummy food listed for your choosing. I will be working right up until December 24th as that is my Saturday market at Sainte Foy la Gande.
The plunge in temperature was a bit of a shock to the system and we finally had to light the fire last night which meant dusting it off from under the cobwebs, which quite frankly had become a fire hazard. Luckily Emily had decided to make this her weekend trip home to do her washing and shop in Mum's cupboard, so there were exta hands around to fetch and carry wood. Gavins favourite thing with having the fire lit again is that the stove kettle is going all the time, so tea is nearly free and always available in great abundance as long a you have remembered to top up the stove kettle with water and haven't left it aimleesly boiling away all day long. Ihad to wear 2 pairs of socks to the market to avoid chilblains which have been the bainn of my life for as long a I can remember and yes I even had them in Zimbabwe because the floors were concrete and the weather could be chilly during the winter in the evening getting down to below 10 occasionally with no central heating or insulation.
I am an avid Strictly Come Dancing watcher along with my girls and sometimes Gavin and Patrick. We are delighted to have a bit of sunshine in our house everyday, it dilutes the misery that afflicts the world and media at the moment and allows me to descend into a world of sparkles, pink glitter and triviality just for a little while.
Well I have just been shown by my delightful daughter how to search for a photo quickly on the computer.
Oh that's easy I hear you say, trust me it's not. So from now I should be able to put these blogs together a bit more rapidly. I have also taken steps to have a little bit of education in the near future, helps the little grey cells to work more efficiently. Though it wil be nothing that will take me too far from home, in fact not even the sofa.
Have a super week everyone
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area