What a great week it has been, I can't believe a whole week has gone past and for a change we seem to have achieved quite a lot, whether any of it is actually work and house related remains to be seen, but we have caught up with a few friends and also managed a bit of cultural entertainment and education for ourselves and the kids.
As you can see we saw the fireworks on 14th July in Bergerac along with rather a lot of other people, and I managed to snap a reasonable photo with my cheap and cheerful phone camera. Sadly, I managed once again to stand in chewing gum whilst enjoying the pretty lights in the sky. It is the second time this week and at this time of year with the heat it manages to adhere rather well to ones flip flops. Both times it has been picked up from the pavement in a public area, litterred (! ;-)) with bins. It is a pity more people don't use the bins for the purpose they are designed. Gavin would prefer they just labelled it, chewing gum that is, a prohibited substance and ban it altogether. He may have a point as it could save quite a lot of bird life, though WD40 may suffer with a downturn in sales as I believe it is excellent at removing chewing gum from some fabrics.
Then there was the Saint Emillion Jazz Festival. Due to prior engagements for the other evenings we were only able to make the soul/funk night on Sunday and I was, to be honest, expecting nothing special.... Well I left the event quite blown away as if I had just seen a very important future name in the music business "Nina Attal" of course there may be some of you who are more up to date than I, but really, what an entertainer and multi-talented, singing, dancing, guitar and keyboards. Writes and produces her own stuff. Number 3 really got in the swing of it, dancing on the chairs. The acts that came before her were also very good and I believe the previous day was also excellent. Definitely worth noting for 2016.
It is great having the girls at home for a bit. So far I have had chocolate muffins, stuffed eggs and salad, and the most perfectly balanced lunch of vegetarian pizza and pork and leek sausages. Then we went shopping today and we came back with chocolate fudge ice cream, which turned out to be chocolate, walnut and white chocolate chip ice cream, we are still looking for the fudge, chocolate, chocolate biscuits, jelly sweets and more pizza. It looks like my waistline might be in trouble by back to school time. Oh well if we do anymore insulating the new house at 35 degrees, then the accompanying sauna should do the trick.
See you all soon
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