Saturday, 14 September 2013

Hello Again Mes Amis

Well summer is well and truly over and I`m wearing a
jumper for the first time in months.

I have decided to try and lose weight but doing it on
your own is really hard.
Tried French weight watchers  -  no good  -  they talk so fast
 I can only catch every other word.
so hubby said he would help

We have been busy putting down gravel
to try and stop the cats bringing mud into the house every time
it rains.

Spent a week on it but the pile of gravel doesn`t seem to be going down.

Henry looked as though he wanted to help me but
just walking out of the house and into the barrow
was really hard work

Jack didn`t even try

I have quite a few things to put on my shop so I had better close.

If you have time have a quick look  -  I must admit I do like the
papier mache pencil holder (on front page)

Before I do go though -  I thought I would leave you with this



Until next time - take care of one another


Friday, 6 September 2013

Hi - Me again

I know I only did my other blog a couple of days ago but I
wanted to show you more items from the show.
It was a great day out - I took lots of photos as I know
it will be quite a while before I have another.

I didn`t realize there were that many varieties of tomatoes

 blacksmiths - it was really hot in there - didn`t stay long

All kind of shops with comical sellers

Threshing (or should I say thrashing) the corn by hand
It took a whole day to do one field - An hour or so nowadays

Having a chin wag before work

In the Lavoir - My washing machine doesn`t get clothes this white!!!!!
I have a couple of nightshirts like this one in my shop
The poor old girl after doing her washing she has to
go and pick the potatoes
So that was my day out - a great one with lots of
laughs with the locals.
Speak again soon and please,  if you can,  have a look at my
little shop at littlefrenchowl
A bientot

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Hi Everyone - c`est moi encore

Haven`t done much this week as we went out at the weekend instead of going around the markets,
but there again I did go to a house sale where I did get some gorgeous things.
You will have to wait for those to go on, but there are two gorgeous compacts in the items I bought.
One is a compact shaped like a camera with  a lipstick tube and on the reverse a complete manicure set.  The whole thing is in faux shagreen (shark skin) it is absolutely gorgeous.
The other one is just out of this world - a jet black compact, I would say pre war which is so
elegant, and definitely for evening.  Wait until you see them !

Anyway back to my weekend off - we went to Frimbault Les Etangs which is a gorgeous village with
A huge lake.  Every year they have "Fete" - a whole weekend on the theme of farming, work, old cars etc.  After seeing this you might not moan at putting laundry in the washing machine.

                                   I think I have sat on more comfortable motorbikes in my time

                                         Women of course had to wash their clothes in the "Lavoir"
                                         Special "huts" built on the side of the small rivers so they
                                         could wash their "smalls" whilst having a good old
                                         chin wag   -  Really hard work.

                                          A brilliant band played in the street  accompanied
                                          by a female singer, who sang like a bird, singing songs like
                                          Lili Marleen.  I could have listened to her all day. 

                                                                  The Lone Piper
                                         Well, what can I say about this guy - he thinks he`s lovely
                                         without me adding to it.

             I have more pictures but I`ll leave them until next time.  Until then take care of one another.

                                                                 Love to all

                                                                 Ollie   xxxxx