Monday, 19 March 2012


Happy Homemaker Monday *6*

Happy Homemaker Monday

It's got very very cold again this week...

The weather:::

   
Min.Max.
Lundi
St. Joseph
/
Mardi
St. Herbert
/
Mercredi
Ste. Clémence
/
Jeudi
Ste. Léa
/









On my reading pile::: 
 "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater (appropriate title given the weather!)
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J K Rowling (with M and W)

On my TV::: 
Upstairs and Downstairs
New Season CSI

On the menu for this week:::
Monday -  Pork chops
Tuesday - Beef Stroganoff
Wednesday - Garlic chicken
Thursday - Sweet and sour pork
Friday -  Garlic pasta 
(pasta and film night!)
Saturday - Lasagne
Sunday
 - Roast lamb

On my to do list:::
*Ironing
*Seed sowing
*Tidying up before Mum and Dad arrive later this week

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::  
*Crocheting the boarder around my grannie square blanket
*Crocheted baby sneakers (for baby Daisy)

Looking around the house:::
*Our two new rabbits are at the moment still living in the playroom ~ it's good for them to get used to the children.  Luna doesn't mind being pick up and cuddled now.  M says she loves her sooooo much!
*The dinner is half prepared
*M and W both have bedrooms that look like they have bee burgled!
*The blossom is just starting to come out on the bulluce tree outside our bedroom window.
*Outside it is wet wet wet.
*The garden still needs tidying up ~ I'm not going out until the weather gets better!

From the camera:::
This was M & W a year ago,
but it's still what they chose to to in every spare minute they have!

On my mind:::
*W has decided he wants to learn to read in English and is doing really well
*M was sad when she got on the school bus this morning ~ I hope she has had a good day
*We are waiting on Amelie (the cow) to produce a calf, we don't know when, but it could be soon
*Hoping my friend Ros is surviving her class residential trip this week
*Tomorrow is my Daddy's (and my Father-in-law's) birthday ~ I love you Daddy x


Thursday, 15 March 2012


Happy Homemaker Monday *5*

Happy Homemaker Monday

It's a bit late, but it's been a sad week...

The weather:::
      Min.Max.
 
Jeudi
Ste. Louise
/
Vendredi
Ste. Bénédicte
/
Samedi
St. Patrick
/
Dimanche
St. Cyrille
/

On my reading pile::: 
 "Snowdrops" by A.D. Miller (nearly finished!)
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J K Rowling (with M and W)

On my TV::: 
Upstairs and Downstairs
New Season CSI

On the menu for this week:::
Monday -  Beef Casserole
Tuesday - Sausages and Boudin (made by our butcher last week)
Wednesday - Liver, onions and bacon
Thursday - Spaghetti Bolognese
Friday -  Pasta and pesto 
(pasta and film night!)
Saturday - Chinese pork
Sunday
 - Roast pork

On my to do list:::
Ironing
Seed sowing
Planning where to sow things in the potager 
Planning for school

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::  
*Crocheted tiny flowers and butterflies
*Crocheted baby sneakers (if I can find the time!)

Looking around the house:::
I'm all alone!
I can hear the washing machine spinning in the kitchen and the cocks crowing in the garden.
The sun is shining (it's unseasonably hot this week ~ 27 degrees yesterday)
The floors need mopping.
The garden needs tidying up.

On my mind:::
Sadly we lost our little lamb Amour this week ~ she spent Monday afternoon running and jumping around the garden with M and W  and then died in her sleep that evening ~ she didn't suffer ~ we all miss her very very much.
Trudie is happily ensconced in her new barn with two new friends (one of who keeps licking her)
We have two new rabbits named Luna and Tonx (spot the Harry Potter connection) ~ that has made M a little happier!)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Things we miss about England...... *5 + 6 + 7 + 8*


The library







Curlywurlies



Cheddar cheese
Charity shops

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Things we miss about England...... *1 + 2 + 3 + 4*


We have now been in France for nearly six years (don't the years fly by!) and obviously it goes without saying that above anything else we miss our family and friends back in the UK.... but we have been talking this week about other things we miss from England (things we can't easily find here) and we thought we would share some of them with you (in no particular order!).....





Peanut Butter











The seaside


The Taro Centre swimming pool



99p Shops



















Monday, 5 March 2012


Happy Homemaker Monday *4*

Happy Homemaker Monday

It is still the holidays and the sun has been shining!

The weather:::


    Météo à Les Billanges (87340)

    Actualisé à 16h35

    Observations du lundi 05 mars 2012
    Station la plus proche : Limoges
    7°Céclaircies Direction & force du vent : 18 km/h
    Lever : 07h26
    Coucher : 18h48
    Lever : 15h41
    Coucher : 05h24
    Demain06 mars

    Matin : 1°C
    Après-midi : 8°C
    Vent :16 km/h
    J+207 mars

    Matin : -2°C
    Après-midi : 10°C
    Vent :16 km/h
    J+308 mars

    Matin : 1°C
    Après-midi : 9°C
    Vent :15 km/h
    J+409 mars

    Matin : -1°C
    Après-midi : 12°C
    Vent :6 km/h
    J+510 mars

    Matin : 1°C
    Après-midi : 12°C
    Vent :10 km/h
     


On my reading pile::: 
 "Snowdrops" by A.D. Miller 
(I'm a slow reader!)
"Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Design" by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J K Rowling (with M and W)

On my TV::: 
Upstairs and Downstairs
The Chamber of Secrets
Birdsong

On the menu for this week:::
Monday -  Chicken and chips (R's choice, we are trying to clear the freezer!)
Tuesday - Curry
Wednesday - Beef casserole
Thursday - Turkey risotto
Friday -  Macaroni cheese 
(pasta and film night!)
Saturday - Fajitas
Sunday
 - Roast pork

On my to do list:::
Spend time with the children (it's Half Term holiday)
Getting up at 4am to feed the lamb ~ hope to lose the night time feed soon!
Tidy the work room.
Clear the potager.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::  
*Crocheted hearts

Looking around the house:::
M and W are watching TV, waiting for their supper.
C is in the shower.
H is pretending to learn a poem for her French class, but is actually playing with the cat!
R is cooking dinner!
Amour (the lamb) is starting to 'baa' for her next feed.

From the camera:::


On my mind:::
The cold weather is coming back ~ I hope we don't get snow again, we have had enough for this year!
We will need to move Trudie (our Jersey cow) up to the big barn, I hope she likes her new friends ~ we have 2 new Normande cows, Amelie and Doucette.