Saturday, March 25, 2017

25/03/2017 A walk around the garden.

Maximum temperature 19C, minimum 6C.  31 kmh NE wind with 44 m/h gusts. Dry.
Broad Bean flowers.

Camellia.

Celandine plus bug,

Cherry blossom.

Dandelion and bee.

Hyacinth.

Japanese quince.

Daisies, bee and fly.

Daisy and fly.

Plum blossom.

Viburnum.

Wild violets. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

24/03/2017 Taking a friend to lunch and a hair cut.

Maximum temperature 16C, minimum -1C.  27km/h NE cold wind. 4 mm of rain measured this morning.  
Anne is one of my blog followers and joined us for lunch today at St Sornin...

Menu for the main course,..

As always it was very busy.

Blue tit on the window sill back home.

The Mairie at Chasseneuil...

Pansies in the garden there

Across the road our favourite pizza restaurant in Chasseneuil...

Two new shops, it used to be a second hand furniture shop, I was sad it closed down....

and finally a trip to my hairdresser.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

23/03/2017 Another wet day!!!

Maximum temperature 10C, minimum 2C.  11km/h SW wind. 10 mm of rain measured this morning.  
First stop this morning was at the Mairie. Taken from the car as are all other photos....

then along a very wet road...

through Massignac....

Lac de Lavaud and a map with local walks (not in this weather!)...

Le Soleil Couchant -a small pub and restaurant where we had our meeting...

Driving back home; another view of Massignac...

and through Montemboeuf before getting home and lighting the wood burner!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

22/03/2017 Looking around at what my neighbours have in their gardens!

Maximum temperature 13C, minimum 2C.  44km/h SW wind. 7 mm of rain measured this morning.  Very cold wind!
Daffodil with a fly. The only insect out today I think!

Grape Hyacinth.

Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) a pest!

Plum blossom.

Ribes sanguineum glutinosum.  Pink-Flowered Currant.

Lone tulip.

Neighbouring paddock with sheep.

and back in our house is this Kalachoe.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

21/03/2017 A repas (luncheon) with the club at St Adjutory,

Maximum temperature 11C, minimum 4C.  27km/h SW wind. 4 mm of rain measured this morning.
Place settings with a very large chocolate on each plate!

Menu

There were over 80 people at the lunch - they are very popular meals.

Mushroom soup.

Stuffed fish.

Duckling breasts.

Cheese course with French bread not in the photo.

Profiteroles and orange.

Waiting patiently outside for its owner in the rain! Yes it is still raining here.

We are out again on Friday for a luncheon, and then Sunday we have a pensioner's repas at the local, so lots of food coming up!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

20/03/2017 A very wet drive to Girac hospital for Nigel's last knee injection !!

Maximum temperature 17C, minimum 7C.  27km/h NW wind. 2 mm of rain measured this morning.
Leaving home...

Our roads are really not wide enough for trucks!!

Working at the side of the first round about...

Hmm wonder what he is doing...

Still raining...

Road works...

Busy in the rain...

As above.

Coming home, dry but dark skies.

Back home diamonds in a spider's web.