Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:39
Good morning all.
Fritillary, I, too, had a Border Collie that loved eating blackberries off bushes.
French houses have windows that open inwards. They have outside shutters, so you can open the window for ventilation with the shutters shut.They are easy to clean but means no window sills, which I miss. We put some wooden shelves under some of the windows here but can't put much on them if you want to open the window.
Howling gales and pouring rain last night, bit alarming, but wind has dropped now and rain has stopped. Was -2°.