Category Archives: Home

Temporary home office

I have had to move my computer to the dining room table to make room in my normal office where I have cleared up the corner where my in-built desk area will be Tools and wood supplies are ready for … Continue reading

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Spring clean

Making the most of the nice weather to get going in the garden. Step 1 – Clean up the grime on the garden furniture I shall sand it all in the coming days before applying a coat of varnish. Once … Continue reading

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Flower power

I have never spent so much money on plants and flowers. But since I have a small garden, I seem to spend an enormous amount of time in nurseries. Spring is here after all. Still short of a few bedding … Continue reading

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Cool

The new fridge has arrived as planned and is almost fully loaded up. Summer can come. The question now is how t get rid of the old fridge? Our local dump (déchéterie) does not collect and suggest I got in … Continue reading

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Tired

Not feeling brilliant. Something I ate yesterday I assume. There is only one thing for it…

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Swimming pool

During the current confinement period one needs to have some positive actions and today was the opening the pool after 5 months of hibernation.  Step by step instructions The water was not as dirty / black as I had expected

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Baffled

I have misplaced / lost 2 very similar hats. I thought I had put them away in a secure location for the summer period but I have now turned the house upside down a couple of times and cannot find … Continue reading

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Closing down

  The time of year has arrived. The boys in blue turned up this morning, as planned, to close the pool for the winter. They check and turn off the machinery and filter, add some anti-freeze in the half emtied … Continue reading

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Is he Français?

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A year ago

A year ago today was my first day as a retired person. I have enjoyed every moment of it so far. Rare and far apart are the moments when I think about about work. Usually a nightmare in fact. I … Continue reading

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