Saturday, 13 May 2017

Out For A Duck




Paul took me out this morning, we went to the local tip (or recycling centre if you like).  I did the cardboard and left Paul to do the rest.

Stop! That’s the wrong mop.  He was just about to ditch Kat’s new, bright red mop.  He had picked up the wrong one.  Phew, it was a close thing.  We almost came to blows yesterday trying to hang the new vertical blinds in Kat’s flat.  Thankfully most of the work is done now, just a quick visit Monday morning for a final tidy up and hand the keys over to the Property Management company.


There was a lot of activity in town; the Calne Duck Race is on today, three thousand plastic ducks will race down the River Marden this morning.  It’s a very popular event but I can’t summon the enthusiasm to join in the fun.   I would probably end up falling in the river.


The ferry tickets are booked!  We sail from Portsmouth to Caen on Monday night and should be back ‘home’ by Tuesday teatime.  I hope there are still some strawberries left to pick.

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  1. There may not be strawberries left to pick but cucumbers, yes! :)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. The cucumbers are doing really well, I just hope they survive the journey back. I think we have some hot weather waiting for us.

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  2. Luv-a-duck! We have little ones on the cistern in the shower room, I am short of (r o y g b) Indigo and Violet ones. Fancy 3000 of them to dust - No.

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    1. I think all these ducks go into storage until next year's race.

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  3. Putting vertical blinds up is easy peasy and entirely stress-free. All you have to do is open up the packaging, take out the helpful instruction sheet and follow the guidance step by step. Then - voila! The blinds are up. No need for agitation or the very idea of coming to blows. In fact putting vertical blinds up can be like a healing therapy - something like an oil massage or a reflexology session - good for the soul.

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    1. It's a two person job (the blinds are heavy) and not easy peasy when one of the persons is blonde and stupid.

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  4. Do they collect all those plastic ducks once the fun is over?

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    1. The Lions (charity group) wade into the river and catch all the ducks.

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  5. That's why I always pay someone else to do these jobs. Supply and fit. Easey peasey.

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    1. Very wise. I suspect that is what we will do in future. (It is actually very simple to fit these blinds providing you don't drop the whole bundle and get them tangled up.)

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  6. Doesn't it feel good to have it done! Have a safe trip home.

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    1. Thank you. It's such a relief to have it finished. It was an awesome task.

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  7. You've done well and can now sit back and enjoy your Summer. The weather is getting warmer here too.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to being lazy in the sunshine again.

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  8. Have a safe journey "home", and enjoy your summer. We look forward to more photos of your beautiful home and lovely part of France.

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  9. My Strawberries are only just beginning to produce in any quantity, so you should be OK. Enjoy your trip.

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