26 July 2018

Back to the Good Life

creeping wisteria and flowering mint

We left our Paris hotel just after 6.00 a.m. on Wednesday and we were back home by midday.  We have only been away for four weeks but the garden has gone a bit mad; the wisteria is attempting to creep up the steps to the house.  The courgette plants look a bit scorched and we have lost one cucumber plant but overall things don’t look too bad.  One of our peach trees is laden with ripe fruit and I have picked a whole bowl of blueberries.  The ferns and hydrangea bushes look a bit unwell but they may revive.  The weeds have thrived of course.

pesky weeds

The temperature is up to 33 degrees today, I put a load of washing outside this morning and it was dry within the hour.  All the shutters are closed and we have taken refuge inside the house to watch the Tour de France this afternoon.  Rick is stretched out on the terracotta tiles. It’s good to be back.

Rick's favourite spot at the top of the steps

12 comments:

  1. You and Paul can rest again after your rather stressful summer return to Blighty... and Rick can understand what the bitches are saying once more.

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    1. Haha, that's funny about the bitches. (Actually he does respond very well to Philippe's French commands.)

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  2. Summer and the living is easy....enjoy your sojourn in France.

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  3. The peach tree alone would get me to return!! Enjoy! -Jenn

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    1. There's nothing quite like a ripe peach straight from the tree.

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  4. Next week looks very hot; get your parasol out from the loft.

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    1. Getting Rick's new paddling pool out today!

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  5. Has it only been four weeks? You have done a lot and apart from gardening enjoy a rest. Saw an ad. for a cooling dog-bed but I know ours would much prefer The Night on the Tiles.

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    1. Yes, it does seem longer than four weeks.

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  6. It sounds lovely ....except for the heat ! Lovely Winter’s day here in Brisbane . 26 degrees ! The thought of Summer coming does not make me happy at all.

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    1. My Sydneysider daughter laughs at me when I complain about the heat here.

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