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Chanson de la Semaine

Having been a musician and writer for the best part of my adult life this adventure in france has been a bump in an otherwise musical trajectory. So at the suggestion of people who know better, I've decided to drag my toys back out of the toy cupboard and start playing with them again. To this end I am going to include a weekly song from my bursting toybox of invention for your delectation, delight or mere disdain. I'll leave that for you to decide. This week it's the turn of one of our many talented neices (Jenny) to warble a song what I wrote some years back. It's called 'Let Me Sleep' and you just click on the cd player below (when it appears) to have a listen, if you so choose.

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.

Let Me Sleep

Week 68
The Garden

I've finally cleared the border in the front garden, double-dug it and planted stuff I've had in pots for yonks, as well as a lot of flowering plants seed. I've cleared the other side by the wall, where roger and barbara were working, and that gets turned over next. Before that I've got to finish the wall and point it on the garden side. That means that after the job's done, I won't be tramping on the border.

The Veg Plot

This is now planted up with everything edible and the Rocket is growing so much we can't eat it fast enough. I've planted loads of companion plants such as Marigolds and Borage. I was surprised at how easy it was to get hold of Borage seeds, I thought they were an English thing. I've put in a couple of Blueberry plants, against local advice, I might add. The neighbours think it'll be too hot for them, but I'm willing to give it a go. The front of the plot has now got a border containing Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme.

The Dining Room

The ceiling and lighting is now complete in here and we need to finish the plasterboard walls and the window sills. The sills are going to have slate tiles on them. There's the stonework to be completed on the divide and the doorway and then that's done...

Oaks and Rainbows

We buried the ashes of Graham's Auntie Maggie in the pot of an oak tree, seven years ago. After an initial blip it did really well, but this spring it looked like the winter had done for it. Sheila, during her visit last month, thought not. And lo and behold it's back in action.
After installing the lights in the Dining Room, we are now getting a lovely spectrum effect on the wall, as sunlight gets filtered through the glass shades. Nice huh?