Posted: 29/07/2017 at 17:38
Punkdoc, I think that's a good decision and Mrs Pd must be relieved.
NB, I do hoovering with a Hoover, have done it for over 40 years. Have 2 Hoovers at the moment, a big upright for Dordogne house and a little battery one for the Norfolk cottage. First Hoover was a wedding present from MIL. Tried a Dyson once, didn't like it then it broke down, no repair man in Dordogne.
Went to Sainsbugs this morning for some groceries to take back to France and some bread and loo rolls, also to ironmongers for a new showerhead - now that the curtain is up.
This afternoon we visited 4 local gardens open in aid of the church. One was small and full of annuals, not a weed in site, owned by an elderly gentleman. Another was huge and rambly, mostly lawns, trees, shrubs and river frontage. Had a big, strong Pimms there. Had tea at a lovely old farmhouse with island beds of shrubs and perennials. Turned out it was the family who own our favourite local pub as well as the farm.