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In France again!

By Dinah Jayes, Jun 15 2016 09:10PM

We are in France with Neal and Carine near Frayssinet Le Gelat.

We have come for a working holiday to help Neal and Carine with their animals while they are away. Neal is volunteering in Toulouse at the Euro 2016 Football and Carine is going to Monaco for her god daughter Samantha's confirmation . We have started with a day of gardening in between the showers. The weather is not what was expected for June and it is wet and a bit chilly. Thursday job was hedge cutting and disposing of the debris.

We are going to borrow a trailer for the rubbish so on to the next job- cutting down an overgrown bush and making a flower bed.

Friday and rain has stopped garden work for the day and thunder is rumbling about.

Saturday and more rain but we have gone on a day trip to Dome. Bob and Neal have stayed to continue jobs and watch the grand prix. We had a bit of sun and a bit of rain and a nice lunch in Dome . Beautiful panoramic views of the Dordoigne Valley..


Sunday and we have taken time out from jobs to go for a walk along the Lot river bank. Lots of wild flowers and a coffee stop then back to work. The weather is getting better and the rain has stopped at last.


Discussing the next job -lawn mowing
Discussing the next job -lawn mowing
Dovecote from \odin \house restored by Bob
Dovecote from \odin \house restored by Bob
Entrance to Domaine Labastide
Entrance to Domaine Labastide
Entrance to La Grange
Entrance to La Grange
Hedge trimming begins
Hedge trimming begins
Halfway along the hedge
Halfway along the hedge
Nearly finished
Nearly finished
Prunning
Prunning
Job Done Hurray. Tomorrow is taking rubbish to the dechetterie!
Job Done Hurray. Tomorrow is taking rubbish to the dechetterie!
Next day next job completed with purloined stones
Next day next job completed with purloined stones
Poppy season again
Poppy season again
Gas Tanker delivery
Gas Tanker delivery
La Terrace
La Terrace
Entrance to La Grange
Entrance to La Grange
Old pink rose next to pantiles
Old pink rose next to pantiles
Main dinning room with table for 10
Main dinning room with table for 10
Small dog on very large settee
Small dog on very large settee
Wood burning stove in the main room
Wood burning stove in the main room
View into the kitchen
View into the kitchen
Dordoigne River
Dordoigne River
Barley in early morning rain
Barley in early morning rain
Dome main street
Dome main street
Grockle shops in Dome
Grockle shops in Dome
Fois Gras shop in Dome. There are about 5 others!
Fois Gras shop in Dome. There are about 5 others!
Tim and Jan on a day trip to Dome
Tim and Jan on a day trip to Dome
Still in Dome
Still in Dome
Souvenir from Artisan shop in Dome
Souvenir from Artisan shop in Dome
Another souvenir shop
Another souvenir shop
Neal and Aunty Jan by the river Lot
Neal and Aunty Jan by the river Lot
Wild flowers by the Lot.
Wild flowers by the Lot.
More wild flowers
More wild flowers
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Agitated blackbird trying to scare the cat
Agitated blackbird trying to scare the cat
Spot the cat lying in wait for the bird
Spot the cat lying in wait for the bird
Innocent Poppy
Innocent Poppy
Discussing the next job
Discussing the next job
This is my milk bottle.
This is my milk bottle.
Fixing the gutter where the rain comes in.
Fixing the gutter where the rain comes in.
Checking the gutter level.
Checking the gutter level.
Relaxing after the rain.
Relaxing after the rain.
Welcome to my Blog

I am a keen amateur photographer living in the heart of the West Midlands in the UK.

 

This is my personal blog which I use as a way of keeping my family and friends in touch with my various trips and projects.

 

My husband and I are keen walkers and also travel extensively both in the UK and abroad.

 

I'm sure there will be some interesting times to be shared in this respect.

 

Comments aren't allowed because as a busy Wife, Mum, and Granny I simply wouldn't have the time to moderate or reply to them.

 

I do hope you all enjoy these little snippets of our various forays.