Monday, March 13, 2017

13/03/17 Pretty boring photos of our trip to Angouleme this morning!

Maximum temperature 17C, minimum 7C.  41km/h NE wind. 3mm rain measured this morning.
A very misty Angouleme in the distance this morning.

A drive-by shot of Base Nautique at the side of the N10.

Girac Hospital west wing....

North wing - Nigel heading for an injection in his knee.

Forsythia in the gardens of above.

Busy roads at mid-morning.

Derelict building, nearly home at Chasseneuil.

Road works!

Just to brighten up a dull day - cowslips.


  1. Wonderful photos, Diane, thank you so much for sharing this tour! Here in Montreal it has been really cold since last Thursday...very windy! I went out on Saturday and it was -35 with the wind! Brrrr.....but it is supposed to get milder tomorrow and Wednesday, with snow. :) I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks Linda , I hope that you are not buried in the recent snow fall, much too cold for me! take care and enjoy the rest of the week keeping warm. Diane

  2. Hope Nigel's knee is better! Are there many derelict buildings about? Are they old? Destruction because of WWII?


    1. Doniene, he has 1 more injection to go and then we hope all will be well. This is the third set of injections over the past 6 years!!
      Re the buildings, this one is a factory of some sort and although I have tried doing research this morning I cannot find out anything about it. It has been empty ever since we first saw it in 2005. I will see if I can find something out if we go into the town, there is a small museum that may have some answers. Chasseneuil was right on the line of demarcation during the war and they did not have it easy. ( The line between free and occupied France). There is so much history attached to this area, far too much, it needs a whole blog on its own. As for other derelict buildings, sadly there are quite a few homes. The old people die, the houses are left to the children and invariably there is lot of arguing and they just abandon the place. Selling can be difficult anyway as renovation is very expensive nowadays and it is cheaper for young people to build a new more modern house, sadly these to not fit in with the old buildings but we are having to get used to it. Our own house is in the middle of a small hamlet and we know it was on the cadastral Napoleonic map of 1839 but we have no idea how long it was there before that. Presumably it is well over 200 years old, restoration is an on going job but we love it. Will let you know if I find out what the building was used for. Take care Diane

  3. It will be a while before our forsythia blooms. We are forecasted to have a monumental snowfall overnight.

    1. The news this morning looks like a lot of snow has fallen in places, I am glad we visited Delaware in June and July!! Keep warm Diane


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