Monday, 1 August 2016

August is here

Happy Monday morning to you all,

It is the 1st of August, or as the French call it Aout, pronounced oot, I cannot believe it is already this late in the summer, it seems like only yesterday we were looking forward to the summer, I guess it wasn't a good start to the year.
It's  all or nothing here, either too cold or too hot or too wet, we had a wonderful visit from our dear friend Joy, but as the saying goes, "time flies when you are enjoying yourself" and indeed it did fly, no sooner she was here and she was gone again but we had a fantastic time and can't wait for her next visit.
We are missing our friend Fernando who is in America and not sure when he will visit but we live in hope.

Always time for ice cream

The snakes are about too

But I am digressing, August is the month when everything stops here in France, it is of course school holidays and everyone goes on holiday, the crazy thing is whole business's will close for the month and if you need anything sorted at maybe the prefecture you have no chance, i needed to make a medical appointment but found a message to say they would not be back until 17th August, crazy.
Our friends Neil & Carol are over for their holidays in their home in the village and we are spending lots of good time on the decking with them.

Please excuse the wrong dates on the pics, I am re-using them.

Are you on holiday this month?, let me know in the comments below.


  1. Wish I was there on holiday. Max leaves Friday for a week with the cousins in Seville! Love you both

  2. Dear Jan, we wish you were here too, not sure if the liver would stand that party, hope Max has a wonderful time, love to you allxxx

  3. Roz, No holiday here in the U.S. I'm still teaching summer school at two universities. But I am managing a brief visit to my parents in the middle of August. They live in Florida, the land of alligators and palm trees. Luckily, I'm flying down - just a two-hour flight. The drive usually takes 16 hours. It will be hot and humid, but really no hotter than Ohio where I live. Plus, they have a pool in the backyard, so it should be a chance to relax.
    Are you going on a trip for August?

  4. No Paul its we have no holiday planned but never say never


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