Author Archives: maudiemaudie

Tour de France

Le tour as it’s known in France arrived near us last week as is does every now and then. We arrived about 3  hours before the cyclists were due to find a space and waited, and waited.  The caravan arrived … Continue reading

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Busy June

Well June turned out to be a busy month with not much time to post. I took this photo at the beginning of June of our first produce from the garden that wasn’t salad related. Potatoes, courgettes, a garlic bulb … Continue reading

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And still there is no rain

And still there is no rain. In France now there are 58 departments with water restrictions including all those around us so we will be next. That’s more than half of France.  Once those water restrictions come to us we … Continue reading

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It’s all red!

We have lots of red at the moment. Last week it was all purple, this week it’s all red. Next week may be purple again when we frame the poster because that’s purple but this week it’s red. Red tomatoes … Continue reading

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Literary Tuesday – Warning, When I am an Old Woman

Yes, I know it’s Wednesday but it might still be Tuesday somewhere in the world. I was reminded of this brilliant poem by Jenny Joseph on Sunday morning whilst we were drinking apperos of Pastis and wine in the garden, and nibbling … Continue reading

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Making hay and partridges

They (whoever ‘they’ are) say you should never work with children or animals, and I think birds should be added to the list. You know I said that a partridge was never going to come and sit in your pear … Continue reading

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I succumbed!

So, it had to happen.  I opened an Etsy shop. Actually the plan is to open two. The original idea was to open a shop to sell the bags and other stuff I make – Rob got fed up with tripping … Continue reading

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