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Chanson de la Semaine

To avoid repeating myself on a weekly basis and lose the interest of our regular fan, I will point you towards Week 68 in the Archive for an explanation of why I am suddenly featuring a piece of music each week. Incidentally, the Archive Pics with a little audio icon on them are the ones which will have this little feature..beginning, of course, with Week 68.

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic this week, so this is the nostalgia song - whose subject matter, by the way, ties in quite nicely with our US family's visit. The song is - Jeanette's Kitchen.

You've probably already seen a blue or yellow band at the top of the page asking if you want to run this program and showing a 'Run Active X' tab. Click on that and then click on 'Run' and a little CD player should open below the song title. Press Play, Stop or Whatever.

'Jeanette's Kitchen'

Week 137
The Path

Our Rog and Barb visited this week and not surprisingly set themselves a holiday task. Bless. Anyway they agreed to tackle the path which leads from the terrace to the road at the back of the house. And tackle it they did. I thought they'd only manage about half, hence the uncleared squash patch at the top, but I didn't count on Mighty Mouse and Marvelous Mini. They really went for it and in five days achieved a total transformation - as you can see below.

The Hardstanding

Our job, this week, was to continue the wood store through to the passage behind the house. That meant bricking up the doorway between our's and the neighbour's garden, erecting support beams and making a concrete platform. All in a weeks work..

Cats and Kittens

Well, I can't say it's been plain sailing with the new family. Mother cat went a bit bonkers last week and tried to carry the kittens off to sure and certain doom outside, into the neighbour's garden. Anyway we forcibly disuaded her of that plan and sometime during the early part of the week she decided to make a move from the dining room cat compound to the free and open prairie of the living room. At this point we all decided to just go with the flow and, fingers crossed, this strategy seems to have worked. She's more than happy sharing the kitten raising responsibility with the rest of us. The marmalade kitten has bonded with Graham...which could be a tragedy in the making.

Friends and Boozing

We began Rog and Barb's stay in a socially active way - drinking a lot, visiting friends and having friends visit us. Our chums Ray and Ann invited us to lunch last Sunday, and as ever, it was delightful. Margaret and Kevin visited from the UK with their sprogs and in between times we explored a comprehensive range of national wines and beers.It was Rog and Barb's 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday and we gave them an early dart at 4:30. Our neighbour Monique sang a spirited version of 'Happy Birthday To You' in English (something got lost in translation I suspect). Below is a soupcon of pics from that fun packed week.