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Lac des Varennes, Tuesday 12th April 2011


It’s just gone 9 am, Adonis is Fishing and Bramble is playing and running about with a female Labrador really enjoying himself, which is a good thing, as we were a bit worried that since yesterday morning he has kept his tail between his legs and is not wagging it at all!  We were thinking about taking him to the vet, but his behaviour is really normal, eating and sleeping well, chasing ball and swimming, but he seems a bit reluctant to sit down or lift his tail, but there is nothing obvious to see, not even a sting or a bite or any sores whatsoever.  Maybe he pulled a muscle, for he seems to be a very happy dog apart from non-wagging tail!!!

A peaceful dot walk at Lac des Varennes

The morning is nice and bright, but a bit chilly, only 10 °c according to thermometer, so I’ve put heating on and it’s already shot up to 19 °c in just 1/2 hour.

Sunday was beautiful and hot and even swam in lake, but yesterday was cooler and a bit breezy at times, but still pleasant to sit and eat outside.  We went to Le Clerc for a bit of shopping and the to Marçon to get fishing permits for Adonis and then spent the rest of the day relaxing in campsite.  I studied some German, started sewing up ‘puppy kit’ and read ‘Le Monde’ and another ‘Canterbury Tale’, this time ‘The Squire’s Tale’, but doesn’t seem to have been finished: pity, as I was really enjoying it and, after the ‘Knight’s Tale’ is probably my favourite so far.  

Enjoying a curry in the sun


So today I don’t intend to do much apart from walking Bramble, reading, sewing and starting the next unit on my german book.  I will also attempt to cook a curry.

It’s 9.35 am and Adonis’s caught his first fish of the holiday!!!

A happy fisherman

Lac des Varennes, Tuesday 25th October 2011


Lac des Varennes in the sun

It’s raining!  It started yesterday evening, stopped after a couple of hours and it started again this morning at abut 11 until abut 15 minutes ago.

It’s 11.40 am and I’ve had a busy morning.  I cleaned the van after breakfast and hoovered dog’s hair, as Bramble is still moulting.  I put the hoover to charge while I walked into Marςon to buy some food for tonight.  I was going to cycle there, but I had a flat tyre, which turned out to be a tear by valve, which cannot be fixed, so I need new tyre.  

The walk to Marςon only takes about 10 minutes and it’s fairly pleasant along the canal.  I bought a fruit tartelette at the Boulangerie and then walked to the other side of the village for the boucherie.  I only wanted a couple of chicken breasts, but lady told me it was only a small chicken and it’d be better to take it whole, so I agreed and she cleaned if for me.  I also decided to buy 1/2 dozen eggs and, everything being free range, cost me a whooping 16.95 euros!!!  I would have never paid that in England, but was too embarrassed to say it was far too expensive, so I paid for this daylight robbery and promised myself not to buy anything else in there again.  I hate being ripped off.

I walked back to campsite looking forward to coffee and cake only to find out that hoover charging has tripped a fuse and now we have no electricity, so we’re running the fridge on gas for  now while Adonis is trying his best to fix it.  This has happened before in Germany and it eventually fixed itself, but it’s annoying and a worry.

I’ll be making a chicken casserole tonight, chicken curry tomorrow and bacon and eggs the next day to make the most of my expensive purchase.

It’s still raining at 11.55 am! NOT A GOOD DAY!!!