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    Just had a look at the forecast. Sunny spells and slight wind. Not particularly cold. A perfect day to strip the bed, wash the bedding and get it out on the line. Should be dry ready to put back on the bed in the evening.

    Might get a few clothes washed as well.

    Can’t make my mind up whether to have chicken soup or ham, eggs, chips and baked beans for lunch after a beer or two in the local bar.

    Tidy up the garden in the afternoon. Might even wash the car and hoover the inside.

    Soup or ham sandwich in the evening depending on what I have for lunch.

    Seems like a perfect day.

    Will you be doing anything special?

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    Good luck for 2019 John – keep the music going – it’s wonderful for the soul when you know that with practice it can only get better.

    Us – well we’re surrounded by packing boxes as we’re moving at the end of January up to the Seine Maritime – that is provided that Mrs May gives us permission.

    Anyway, keep your chin up John – Have a good Christmas and Django sends his best!

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    @JD  Have a great day and lots of good wishes and Bah Humbugs coming your way!  In my view (and this may serve you right for mentioning it) you need to push the boat out and go for the full ham, eggs, chips etc.,  Soup is good (I am about to sit down to a wonderful bowl of Creole pumpkin soup).  However, not sure soup is festive or indulgent enough and it does sound as if you will be doing enough work to warrant beers and something approaching the full English to restore you!  Enjoy your day!

     

    @JJ How wonderful, a huge change in our life to look forward to.  In spite of all the work and upheaval, you must be excited.  Hope that you find everything you wish for and more in Seine Maritime.  Some new places to visit, to explore, to meet new friends. (Less work and responsibility?)  Do as my Yoga teacher used to say many years before “mindfulness” became fashionable, live in the moment.  Actually IN the moment.  Whatever you do, don’t think about the past and regrets or worry about the future and plans not working out, just enjoy the moment and concentrate on getting something out of every moment you have, just having a blast.  We’ve certainly got nothing more to fret about with Brexit, there’s nothing we can do except be worn down by thinking about it, so let’s take care of ourselves, lift up our hearts, consign Brexit to the bin and make 2019 a wonderful year to remember. Sending virtual hugs to you and Mrs JJ and, of course, your dearest Django.  Keep safe, Merry Christmas!  :bye:

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    JJ, greetings to you and yours, not forgetting Django. My Charlie was limping badly Saturday, but he was much better yesterday, and no sign of any problem today. I couldn’t find out why. He is due for his annual injection in the next week or two, so I will ask the vet to have a look.

    As for the music, I am slowly improving, but I will never be a a musician, but that is no reason not to try.

    Hope you move goes well.

    CR, thanks for the Bah Humbugs. :yahoo: Very much appreciated. Best wishes to you and yours. As for my festive meals, I treat the day as just another day, which is what it is. My soup is delicious, and I have some really nice pain au céréale to go with it. My usual evening meal is a sandwich, so again, nothing new.

     

     

     

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    What a lovely reply Chapeau Rouge and thank you John for your best regards.

    We realised a couple of years ago that we would have to downsize. When we came here all those years ago, part of the house was let out on a holiday basis which went well but, for the two of us now, it’s just too big. As most of our extended family live in East Kent and were putting a bit of pressure on us to go back to the UK,  in the end we met them halfway – literally!

    After some nine thousand views on Greenacres, numerous visits and various offers that had to be seen to be believed, we found a buyer who actually drove on the same road as ourselves and it all fell into place.

    We’re moving to a beautiful little village called La Gaillarde which is some seven kilometers inland from Veoles les Roses on the Alabaster Coast. Lovely coastal walks above the cliffs with Django in an area that is slightly less isolated compared to where we are now. La Gaillarde is at the centre of the Dun Valley which is where the greater part of French linen is produced – so the fields are rich with pale blue flowers in summer.

    We are moving into a traditional French longere with a bit of work to do although, hopefully, not too much which will, with a bit of luck, be our last move. I really don’t think that either of us could put up with all the antagonism in the UK at the moment which isn’t likely to improve much in the near future.

    I would imagine that a visit to the Orange shop in Dieppe will be necessary – a challenge at the best of times but good for sharpening up  linguistic skills.

    Mrs J’s chatting to her brother in Canada at the moment having cooked a delicious salmon supper and as a complete aside, why does Chablis always taste so good on Christmas Eve?

    It’s a good time to count your blessings as my old Gran was wont to say.

    Happy Christmas everybody.

     

     

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    And it came  to pass that on the Tuesday after the Monday, the second day after the third day before, when the moon was in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligned with Mars, the master of the house was visited by a message brought forth by the angels of the Météo website on the heavenly web that the third day would be dry after several days of wetness, and the lord hath said behold that shall be the day on which thou shalt wash thy bedding and hang it on the line of dryness.

    And the master, being fearful of rain on the fourth day, or by the weekend at the latest, did as he was bidden.

    Then, the master went forth unto the inn that had no stable in the far off foreign land of St Barthélémy whereupon he drank of the vin chaud and the ale.

    And whilst he was in that far off land, the righteous sun shone on the bedding. And when the master was delivered up from the pub and returned to whence he had come, he found that the bedding was dry.

    And on finding that the message of the angels of the Météo hath come into truth, the master hath declared that a feast of prepared slices of the hog, the eggs of the fowl, the sliced and quartered morsels of the potato and the fruit of the venerated bean plant cooked in sauce of the tomato should be held to celebrate this.

    And thousands of people from around the world did not ascend the mount leading unto the house of the master to share this feast, so the master had to eat it all himself, which much pleaseth the master.

    And thus I verily say unto you “Listen to the word of the Météo” and fear no evil rain when it says there shall be sun.

    Here endeth the lesson.

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    Indeed let us give thanks to the Metéo who correctly forecast hours of sunshine here today, 15 degrees in the shade, no wind and blue skies stretching forever. Not very Christmassy but a good-to-be-alive-day. A well-behaved turkey, delicious prawns, lovely wine, laughter and company of good friends. Only mistake – we lit the fire – :wacko:  and then ultimately had to open all the windows to cool down. It looked so lovely but we all decided that we’d probably need to be in our pants for the rest of the day if we  kept it going!  So, another Christmas Day passes and the prospect of another year hoves into view. Let’s hope it’s a really good one for all of us. I reckon we deserve it!

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    we would have to downsize

    So you said,  JJ.

    When I bought this tiny little farmhouse, it had a kitchen and a bedroom, and space for cattle. And a hayloft. By the time I got it to what it now is, it could house a large family. I am not a large family. I am me. Downsizing seems logical.Why would I want to keep a house with four bedrooms, when two would suffice (one as a spare).

    Too many memories. That’s why. It’s not the building, it’s what’s gone into it. I have the photos, of course. But photos can only tell you what the camera saw, not what the photographer felt or feels now. They are abstract. Important as a record, in case the memory fails, but totally devoid of emotion.  That’s why I can’t move. Too much has happened.

    CR, as always, nice to see you posting.  15 degrees. Wow. I don’t know what it was here, but it was certainly warm. And sunny. I’m not kidding about my washing. It was bone dry.

    another year hoves into view

    Never seen that verb before, but I like it. A number changes on a calendar, but for me the year really begins as spring starts, and life that has been suppressed throughout the winter starts anew. But hey, ho, climate change or something is making a difference. I could do with cutting the grass if only it would stay dry for a day or so. We go from the freezing rain the other Saturday that made it impossible to walk up my gravelly lane because I was slipping all over, to a day that belongs in April or even May a few days later.

    As for what the new year has in store for us, I dread to think. As you say, we deserve a good one, but .. . .

    I’m going to bed now. I’ve started sneezing and my eyes are watering.

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    @john james –  when you have absolutely nothing else to do –  could you please p/m me?  I have tried but failed to get a personal message to work.

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