Une belle aventure

Our new life in 'Les Vosges'

May in a nutshell

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May 2015 kind of came and went. We’re already well into June.
The days are so filled, it’s a real treat to live here and appreciate the seasons.
We had some lovely visitors. This lot! And we’re already looking forward to their next visit. 😉
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We had an ‘ANT-POCALYPSE’ but managed to get rid of them. Hundreds of dead little bodies to hoover up every morning….nice!
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We discovered more interesting wildlife.
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The latest being the horrible ‘Anetons’ which have had devastating effects on the fruit trees very much like the ‘locusts’. You could shake trees and hundreds would fall. This and the fact that we’ve had a couple of late frosts mean that we won’t have many plums this year. Shame. ;(
We’ll have to diversify our ‘home brew’s recipes’. I have heard of bay leaf-wine….Must investigate this.

We started cutting our allocated wood…Arrrrggg Wood! We are so happy to say that with the help of many friends we have finally finished cutting our wood for winter 2016! 😉

It wasn’t easy!
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The kids had their first water fight with friends in the garden.
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I discovered the damage that Slugs do and subsequently ‘Slug Pellets’! I have also dug a couple of beer bottles but they’re not falling for it. They killed a parsley and a coriander plants in one night and are now eating my peppers. Arrggggg! I can’t even bring myself to cut them. I mean who can?? So I pick them up and threw them as a far as possible. To then be told that they always come back.
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We took part in an organised walk and walked 15 kms in 4 hours and had a lovely BBQ afterwards at home.
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Matt started his new job and loves it. He loves the ‘chatting’ aspect that comes with the job. 😉 I say it’s pretty damn good for his french. He now works approx 4 hours/week keeping the village nice and tidy and chatting to all the villagers on the way. They all know him: ‘l’Anglais’. Kind of sweet really.
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Rhys has been getting some lines to write at school for misbehaving:
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And since I do the cleaning in his classroom, I spotted this on one of the girl’s desk. 😉
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We had more visitors and my sister and her family came from Dordogne, where they now live. It was lovely to share stories and we look forward to seeing them again next month in the Vendée.
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