What are you doing today?
22nd August 2012 at 12:04 #765319
iceyParticipantJoined: 29 Jul 2012Location: N/ATotal posts: 4332
8) I’m usually with OH 24/7 so with the cooler weather today, dog and OH went off to work together and I have the day to myself. So far been to an art exhibition http://www.france-forum-frenchentree.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=127507 after having the compulsory coffee at a cafe on the square in town and subsequently did the boring food shopping bit, washing etc. Will now drag the lawnmore about a bit, then going out again to hunt out another tourist attraction I’ve seen the road sign for .
What’s everyone else up to?22nd August 2012 at 13:43 #1095952
Today, I ‘ave mostly been sweating.22nd August 2012 at 15:02 #1095953
gwennogParticipantJoined: 20 Jul 2006Location: Haute Vienne 87Total posts: 128
1. Took dogs for a walk
2. Cleaned fields
3. Stripped down oven to find fault in fan motor
4. Cleaned hob
5. Chased Asda to find out why they have not delivered order to ………..
6. Chased Halifax to find out why they refused payment
7. Took new kittens for a walk
8. Began planning forceful letter to Asda boss
9.Cooked dinner in immaculate oven, complete with working fan
10. And, like Bails, sweated a lot. Cooler? Huh!22nd August 2012 at 17:25 #1095954
We have started restoring properties again using builders. We had stopped about three years ago as the market had slowed down, but now aiming at the French market cos they still have money. Today a room got plastered and an extention got a concrete floor ready to be tiled next week. I managed to drink three liters of water which is very unusual for me. Its really to hot to do building work but my boss is a -astard.22nd August 2012 at 18:32 #1095955
Grumpy YorkieParticipantJoined: 30 Jan 2008Location: Villeréal, Lot et GaronneTotal posts: 6782
We have started restoring properties again using builders. We had stopped about three years ago as the market had slowed down, but now aiming at the French market cos they still have money. Today a room got plastered and an extention got a concrete floor ready to be tiled next week. I managed to drink three liters of water which is very unusual for me. Its really to hot to do building work but my boss is a -astard.
I got plastered and then an extension, too!
Mrs Yorkie wasn’t pleased at first …….. in fact, she moaned a lot!
Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!22nd August 2012 at 18:39 #1095956
Poor mrsyorkie she sounds like she has a hard time with you22nd August 2012 at 19:16 #1095957
exuserc2ParticipantJoined: 11 Feb 2012Location: West Sussex and 17.Total posts: 3561
The same as many past years when working only now I don’t need to work, I’m retired, and so we went for a long walk along the coast instead. Four or five days a week we do work in and around the house improving it slowly and 2-3 days doing nothing but enjoying life etc. Apart from this last couple of weeks it’s been too hot for the physicals. The only problem in France seems to be that it takes 4 times as long as the UK to do essential admin and the other basics of living. Admittedly, in the UK the accountant did the tax and paye whereas here it can’t be justified and the gardener did the garden. All in all the days get filled up and pass quickly and relatively comfortably, it’s called living! As for the other person’s expression “same sh*t different country”, I don’t really think so, it depends what you had before and what you have or expect from life here.22nd August 2012 at 19:28 #1095958
thomas16ParticipantJoined: 15 Jul 2003Location: 16/87 borderTotal posts: 6176
Got up and walked dog.
Had some lunch.
Picked toms, courgettes, lettuce.
Now searching for new book….
PS It’s not normally like this….honestly!23rd August 2012 at 07:30 #1095959
Its a day off work today, so its off to Chateauroux and hit the diy stores.23rd August 2012 at 08:00 #1095960
dancing and or praying for rain! not a drop for weeks23rd August 2012 at 08:07 #1095961
Having a tea break – I’m in charge of making cement today.23rd August 2012 at 08:10 #1095962
Are you sure you are making cement or using cement to make mortar or concrete?23rd August 2012 at 08:16 #1095963
Sorry – concrete.23rd August 2012 at 08:19 #1095964
Today, I ‘ave mostly been pedantic.23rd August 2012 at 08:21 #1095965