Thursday, 30 June 2016

Life is just a bowl of cherries





I was reclining on my lounger and reading my book on the terrace this afternoon when I got buzzed by a helicopter.  It wasn’t the paparazzi or the guy from Milk Tray but the EDF helicopter checking the electric wires.  I’m currently reading George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighteen-Four; there are so many classic books that I haven’t read so I’m trying to make up for it in my old age. 



This morning we rode thirty eight kilometres.  It was a nice leisurely pace because Paul had to keep stopping to pump his front tyre, he had a slow puncture.  When we got home he mentioned that we hadn’t had a game of table tennis for a couple of years.  Give me a break!  Anyone would think we’re training for a triathlon – he’ll be wanting me to do a few lengths of the swimming pool next.  (Good job we haven’t got a pool.)



The courgettes have started to go mad in the garden so tonight I am cooking courgette carbonara.  Easy to do and not much washing up.  For dessert we have a bowl of cherries, scrumped earlier today from Philippe’s trees.


6 comments:

  1. We thought the helicopter had landed behind the house. Yup, our courgettes are going bonkers too.

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    1. They just appear from nowhere - the helicopters and the courgettes!

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  2. I haven't eaten a single cherry this year - too expensive - and the ones we were allowed to pick from a farm no longer exist; rows and rows of vines instead.
    I read, a long time ago, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighteen-Four in English; he was way ahead his time.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I'm about half way through the book and starting to struggle with it. I will persevere.

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  3. I am able to pick a cherry to eat while out with The Dog from a sort of communally owned tree. I look forward to when I am able to take a fig or two from another tree on the route. Our fig tree is still producing small things that don't ripen well.

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    1. There are so many fruit trees in this area it seems to be accepted practice to help yourself in passing!

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