Monday, 27 August 2012


No more hot, lazy days beside our friends' lake.

No more light-pollution free nights, waiting with bated breath for stars to go shooting by.

No more scurrying round vide-greniers for the best and prettiest bargains.

No more nights so peaceful that the only noise you hear are the owls hooting and the occasional braying of the love-lorn donkey next door.

No more hiding the eggs from the marauding marten, and fruit from the loir (edible dormouse).

Mugshots courtesy of Google images - our culprits are still at large!
The scene of the crime - there should be 4 eggs here...

No more bats scaring the living daylights out of Miss U-t-B.

(NB: A bat did not write this message.  Miss U-t-B did after a rather fraught first night, during which I had consoled her with the 'peace' of the countryside.)

No more rounds of the 'Build a Bed' competition, in which you get presented with an assortment of bed parts and can sleep in any bed you manage to create from the bits.

We had a truly fabulous holiday, even if it was on a building site!  In fact we enjoyed it so much, we arrived back and have turned this house into a building site too...

I have been away from blogging (and computers in general) so long I have almost forgotten what to do.  Looking forward to catching up with some blog reading very soon!


  1. Welcome back Alix ... looks like you had a fabulous time! Poor donkey, why is he lovelorn?

    Have a great Bank Holiday Monday

    Claire xxx

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, despite the unusual occurrences!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Welcome back, looks as though you've had a lovely holiday! It's a long time since I posted something myself.

    Thank you for sharing

  4. Your holiday sounds wonderful despite the marauding bats.

  5. Good to have you back. I love your daughter's "Many a horror movie....." and she's right! Looks like you're going to be busy...............


  6. Sorry, but with my "nom de plume" I'm on the side of the dormice!!!

  7. Welcome back from another absentee blogger - although not such a lovely break as yours sadly, only wet Cornwall!
    Hope you all had a great time despite the wildlife!
    Looks like you're going to be busy......
    Gill xx

  8. Welcome back...I did have to smile about the eggs. I went to heat up some left over gravy in which I'd added two slices of left over roast beef to find only one slice and Frankie washing her whiskers !
    Looks like a wonderful place where you stayed - bats n' all. We had one trapped in our lampshade once & had to free it.