Dordogne Damsel

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Posted: Today at 13:18

Hello all, this really is a flying visit, just to let you know I am alive. Working all hours, absolutely full on and trying to move house, terribly stressful but will soon be over, job is just for summer and house is so tiny filling it won't take much longer. 

I really hope you are all well, I spotted a sorry about Tigger post, so Lizzie I don't know what happened but thinking of him. Missing all the gossip, but will be back to normal (???) soon I hope. 

Have to go, working at a wedding in 45 minutes for a 150 Indians, all flown over specially for it, with their own chefs, am on duty until 2 in the morning, then back to full B&B to serve breakfast and make beds and then back at the chateau for farewell lunch, this time tomorrow I'll be asleep on my feet. 

I am fine, Charlie is fine, everything will be fine soon. Staying positive. 


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:07

Sorry, meant to say have a good day all, and I'll try to keep popping in. :)


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:05

Morning all, 

Not much time to read back, but I hope RB manages to sort out her problems and that all the people with nasty colds start to feel better soon. 

I've no grandparents to share the care of Charlie with and for the brief time they were alive when he was a baby I spent a lot of time with them letting them get their cuddle fix but they weren't able to look after him as it were, as much as they would have been willing to.

I do have a good network of friends (via Charlie) and we do all try and help care and share our childcare between us, taking it in turns. It works well except Charlie has a few favourites and I am conscious he goes to them more than others but I suppose that is only natural and I do try to make sure I give as much time back as I use. It is a very long holiday here, 8 weeks and he was adamant he did'n't want to go to holiday club this year. 

Did some work in the garden yesterday (get myself all upset but can't not do it). My white garden is looking lovely compared to last year and the front bed that was missing some colour last year looks lovely with the Geum I bought at BL's and a Lilly I put in. Middle bed has gone mad, the Rudbeckia I got from BL's is too tall to even get in the photo. 

 Last Spring (2015)


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 10:11

Morning All, flying visit. B&B fullworking at Chateau and trying to pack stuff for my move discreetly too. Charlie luckily is spending all his days at the neighbours farm with their grandsons so at least he is happy and occupied. Breaking my heart over leaving this garden.  Sorry, overtired and emotional.   

Good day to you all. 


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:53

Morning All,

Enjoyed a lovely evening with friends at a Bastille Day picnic last night, fantastic fireworks, great atmosphere, Charlie was running around with all his friends on the beach - and then we wake up this morning to see the news of what's happened in Nice, what can you say? 


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:26

Evening All,

Sorry for my absence, tricky times here but I'm ok. Missing all your chatter. On kindle in my bedroom but battery is about to die so I just wanted to say hello and hopefully  I'll get a chance to be more interactive soon. Had a sneak peak a the garden at my new house last evening, lots of potential I'm sure. Counting the days. Must go before power, hope you are all ok, big virtual hugs to everyone. 😊😊😊😊


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 12:45

Ooh, I've sat down with a coffee - now there's a novelty. 

Clari, I am beginning to think you are quite mad.   

Hosta, well done on the sleep, 10 hours you lucky thing. 

Punkdoc, if you are popping in I do hope you are ok. 

Right coffee break over, I have to go in search of a new supermarket, our local one is shut for 2 months because of a fire a few weeks ago and the only other local option is driving me insane, too small, no choice and expensive and you have to queue for ages and ages. Apparently a sort of near town has just had a brand new Leclerc open and it's supposed to be super - here's hoping. Over half an hours drive but worth a look.

Catch you all later.  


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 07:28

Good morning All, 

Been very hot here last few days but looks a bit cloudy for now.hope it'll perk up later. 

Not got to be anywhere particular for most of the day, first time for about a week, just a little informal debrief meeting tonight for English Week so that is nice, I might even go back to bed once the B&B guests have finished breakfast.  Just some h*******k and i*****g to do and a bit of gardening to make the place look presentable, oh and welcome yet more new guests to the B&B later. 

Clari, I do feel sorry for you and your tummy, it does rather sound like a faff  and your days off sound a bit like mine too. 

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:54

Wish I could say yes, but actually was the President of the Charity who organised the event. I am sure he is very important too though.  


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:13

He has just charged off in a huff, squealing tyres and dust flying up on the path - so no Flumpy he doesn't understand.  Of course it is all my fault and ridiculous to think that going to a social event together where everyone knows we are separating is acceptable social behaviour, not the least bit embarrassing or awkward. Just glad I am going out to work soon. 

Now Charlie and I are going to sit quietly and have our dinner together to try and unwind a bit. Sorry everyone, don't mean to sound so angry. 

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