Thursday, February 8, 2018

08/02/2018 Again photos that I took yesterday !

Maximum temperature today 5C, minimum -4C.  North Easterly winds; 7 km/h with up to 23 km/h gusts.

We had to do some shopping, and as you can see it is still very grey, though most of the snow had melted.

Rail crossing.

Leclerc supermarket.

Outside is Leclerc drive.  Buy online and drive in to collect.  I prefer to see what I am buying, especially fresh food!

Back home in the afternoon it started snowing a bit again. The only birds I could get close enough to take photos of were the usual tits. Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)...


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Female Great tit (Parus major)...


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For those interested, my post on Nevis Part 3 is here and also celebrating 8 years of blogging.

22 comments:

  1. It's a grey day here also. However, I really enjoy seeing the countryside of your travels, even to the grocery. I'm with you about seeing what I buy rather buying online and picking up. :)

    The last photo is a story in itself.

    xoxo

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    1. I have done on line orders a long time back when we were in the UK, but never to order anything other than packet, tin or bottle, never fresh. Would not consider it now other than to get a few things from the UK which we cannot get in France, but then I send a friend who is coming over here to get them for me.
      I love that head, so beautifully carved and of course African memories. Fingers crossed all is well for you, take care Diane

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  2. Just enjoyed a lovely catch up, sorry I do not seem to get much time to call by and comment these days, but I still like to keep in touch. Hope you are both well.

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    1. I no time seems to get less and less, where does it all go to??? We are both still not totally over the UK bug but hopefully will be there very soon. Diane

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  3. I too order most of my groceries online. But I go in to pick up produce and meat. I want to take care of that myself. Because I shop for a month at a time having them pick up the rest of my groceries is a real time saver for me.

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    1. Too complicated for me to do it all in French, I am quicker in the shop as I know pretty much where everything is, also I can pick and choose makes and prices. I am sure I shop much cheaper than they do! Hope all is well. Diane

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  4. Wow....what a really fancy looking supermarket! A few of our markets have the call in and drive up thingy too. I don't use it like you I like to go in and see the bargains and pick out my own fruit and stuff. Loving the bird pics. Will not be long spring will be here and the place will have tons of birds with babies! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The supermarket is relativity new, the old one was pretty scruffy by comparison! I always hunt for bargains, the more expensive things seem to be at eye level so you take them automatically. I look high and low literally:-) Most of the tits and the robin seem to disappear in spring, not sure where they go to. We end up with masses of sparrows but as long as there is life in the garden with insects as well I do not mind. Hope you are well Diane

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  5. Great supermarket by the look of it. I’d prefer to see what I but too and have the time to shop. It must be a convenient service for working people though.

    The bird photos are perfect as usual.

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    1. It is a good supermarket,fairly new and spotless. It has a pretty good selection, but we always find we have to go somewhere else for the odd thing we want! Thanks for the comment Diane

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  6. That little bird looks very well fed :-)

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    1. They should be with the amount of food we put out in winter. :-) Cheers Diane

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  7. I'm with you about buying products on line - not my cup of tea when it comes to produce. I like to look at it, pick it up, check for blemishes etc. But it's interesting that they make the most expensive items the most accessible. You have to be a sleuth to be a shopper!

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    1. The cheaper things are always well hidden we find, not only here, but in UK supermarkets as well! I agree I like to see exactly what I am buying when it comes to fresh foods of any kind. Keep warm Diane

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  8. A modern shopping centre in a rural area thats good. Your Tit photos a gorgeous.

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    1. We are lucky we have that French supermarket and also a very upmarket German one as well. Sadly the German one sells very few true German items but (probably not to the French taste) but what they so sell is excellent. We had great German shops in RSA and our favourite was always Weisswurst (which I have never seen here) and also rye bread. The latter is not easy to get locally. Keep well, t'other Diane

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  9. Hi Diane. I think the little birds in your garden enjoy being photographed and I am fascinated by the contemplative expression on the African statue's face. Hot and humid here but no rain. The drizzle is over. Have a great weekend. Kim x

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    1. Love the carved African statue, it is pretty heavy! The hot sounds good but not the humid part :-) You have a good weekend also. Diane

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  10. All that way south and your weather still seems to be similar to ours, Diane, although the rain has stopped and the sun has just started shining in the past few minutes.

    We did on-line shopping for convenience for quite a while, but have stopped now. We've also drastically cut down our supermarket shopping, at least until they get themseves sorted out with their excessive use of plastics. We're now tending to use small local stores, and trying where possible to put things 'naked' into the shopping basket and transeferring them into one of Lindsay's home-made cloth shopping bags as they pass through the till.

    Having made a couple of comments/replies on blogger, I now see that you are still suffering the aftermath of your ills, with a cough. I hope it clears up soon - what you need is some fine, warm, sunny weather!

    With my very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. I could not agree more I need some warm sunny weather and maybe the cough will give up!

      Our supermarkets here have never had plastic bags at the till since we moved here in 2005, and even on holiday before that we had to remember to take bags when shopping. Most fresh foods in our supermarkets are 'naked' here, though still some 'stuff' is packed in larger quantities.

      France also recycles so much more that what we can recycle in Devizes when staying with FIL. They just do not take away many things that we recycle here!!

      Have a great weekend and take care Diane

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  11. I have a hard enough time ordering shoes online no way food.

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    1. Ha ha I would never try online shoes, another thing that I want to try on first!! Stay safe and drive carefully Diane

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