Friday, June 23, 2017

23/06/2017 Out shopping...... much cooler.

Maximum temperature 25C  minimum 16C.  14 km/h NW wind,  Cloud cover but dry.
First stop Chasseneuil to get a few things...

Then off to Soyaux, We were stuck at roadworks for a while so I took a photo of Le p'tit Bistro which was next to us.  The menu looked good and not expensive.

This was our first port of call.  Getting Thai food is not easy around us, but this is the perfect place to shop...

The owner was happy for me to take photos and here he is with Nigel...

A great selection of herbs and spices...

Everything we wanted and more...

Some of the frozen food looked good but we did not buy any...

So much choice.  We left very happy.

Going back through the road works and waiting again, the Bar des Amis took our attention mainly because....

of the bike in the doorway.

This was an unplanned shopping place but it was next to the one we were going to - I am easily distracted....

Not sure why the car, but it was great for decoration...

Every cookery gadget you could think of plus other items....

The other side of the car.   
We bought a ricer which is something I have wanted for ages and some more cognac glasses.

The rest of the expedition will follow tomorrow.  I am tired from lack of sleep, possibly because it has been so hot at night and concentration is not at its best!!!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

22/06/2017 My husband has arranged a photography course for me this afternoon, I am very excited about it. Watch this space :-)

Feels like 45C !!!!

Love in a Mist.

Quinces.

Fly on the thyme.

Tomatoes...

as above.

A thirsty wasp being bombed by a bee...

as above, but I liked the reflection!

Dandelion family plus small bug.

All four on the same hydrangea shrub.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

21/06/2017 A few early photos before it got too hot!

Still forecast hotter for tomorrow!  Note it says 36C feels like 43C !!!!

Mr Sparrow looking somewhat disgruntled but I don't know why.

Even the bees are thirsty in this heat.

Bombylius species on the lavender...

as above on what I suspect is a weed!

Even the lizards are only coming out early and late.

Flower from a leek.

Courgette flower with many ants.

The day lilies are not going to last much longer.

Californian poppy with possibly an ant!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

20/06/2017 A few odd photos from around the garden, too hot still to do very much outside during the day.

A bit cooler than yesterday!  

Pale Californian poppy with bug.

 Californian poppy with what I think is the female of Oedemera noblis, the male was on the blog a few days back. Not sure what the disappearing backside is, or the one bombing out above the flower.

Cranesbill.

Le Gendarme beetle (Pyrrhocoris apterus).

Great tit taking a drink.  The water is evaporating as fast as I can fill the dishes!

Ladybird pupa.

The lawn is already starting to go brown with the heat.

Lunch on the veranda, I actually took this a few days back and never put it on the blog for some reason. Too hot at the moment to eat outside.


Monday, June 19, 2017

19/06/2017 Yesterday's car rally at St Adjutory today as I am sitting inside next to the fan!

I have put far more photos on than usual as I did not want to spread out to another day, also I wanted to add the photos that interested the car lovers, as well the those who love the French countryside.
Enough said!!

Some of the Citroen 2CVs

A Citroen Light 15

London taxi.

Nash Metropolitan 1953 -1961

Peugeot 202 1938 - 1949

Driving through Feuillade..

and through farming country...

as above... following a Triumph Spitfire (modified) ...

We passed by the old chateau at Marthon...

and the  Mairie ...

At Rangogne - the church bell tower...

The church at Rouzede.  See the marshal on the left stopping the traffic so the rally could run smoothly.  These guys were amazing they were on motorbikes and rushed from cross road to cross road to see us all through...

The Mairie at Rouzede...

and through the narrow streets of St-Germain-de-Montbron...

At the mid-way refreshment stop...

I loved this little Simca 6, 2 door coupe  1947 - 1950

Note the differences between this 2CV...

and this one

Heading on to the end of the rally we passed Marillac-le-Franc...

Sunflowers looking very healthy...

and what I believe to be lentils with poppies in the foreground.

We all enjoyed a great lunch on our return to Saint Adjutory.