July 11, 2016 2:27am CST
Right ! - Perspective is needed otherwise i am going to drive myself insane with all the thoughts of 'WHAT IF' drumming around in my head. Although I am not really an envious person by nature, I do have the feelings of "Wish I was there" when I read about friends traveling all over the country side and the world, because I am a "travel addict" by heart! Monday presents itself with a new To-do list and I have to get cracking because it only gives me a few hours until its Tuesday. M&M . . . that is Myself and Mecé are going to have a breakfast out and some shopping as well. My hubby is leaving on a two week fishing expedition along the eastern coast of the country and with tongue in cheek I must say - Thank heavens for the break it allows me! The first-aid-kit needs to be upgraded and filled with any new drugs he might need while away. A few other smaller items must be bought as they are fishing in a very remote area where there are no shopping facilities. Luckily he got his permit on Saturday, so that's sorted. To all of the followers that left their calling cards over the week-end - Thank YOU - I shall get back to you soon and I must say that my bank rolled just fine in my absentia. I am saving for my ticket to the UK - so every little penny helps! My friend who lives in Belgium visited the Champagne Valley yesterday and took some photos of their picnic on the grass at the Château-Thierry. How wonderful for them to be able to meander short distances and see such marvels. She sent me this photo for my album and to tease me to come and visit again! The tease worked and I am trying like crazy to save enough for a visit next year. Then lastly I want to say congratulations to Portugal for winning the UEFA cup in Paris last night - it was an awful game to watch - boring as hell and lucky for Portugal their substitute Eder scored in the 2nd half of the extra time (probably the best 30 seconds of the game). Strangely more news reports on Ronaldo - who's Ronaldo I say? Sorry France - I was rooting for the Roosters in Blue, but they never delivered. It seems that Germany took too much out of the French team in the Semi's, as they were as flat as ever! Happy Monday everyone!
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11 Jul 16
Beautiful little castle. You cannot have everything : I am sure that your country is better for fishing than France. The main river here is polluted, and there is a prefectoral decree every 100 m telling that fishing is allowed but that fishes cannot be eaten and have to be put back in the river. I watched the match yesterday, and I was preparing myself to go outdoors for the after match (after the match against Germany last Thursday the ambiance in the streets was completely mad), but I made some savings with the victory of Portugal.
11 Jul 16
@Inlemay I am not an expert, and I had not watched any match of the Portugal team before yesterday. The two teams seemed to have the same value for me, and even if I am deceived by the result, I prefer that Portugal won during the match than during a penalty shootout.
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11 Jul 16
what a beautiful estate :) i hope that'cher able to go there fer holiday next year, hon. i'm more'f a homebody i reckon, perhaps too many miles spent drivin' these highways'n back roads? then 'gain, there's many places i'd love to witness firsthand abroad. a dream that'll most likely not come to be, but still nice to think'f such a possibility. i'm with ya, feel the same when the hubs goes huntin'. shame such aint fer 2 weeks't a time, lol. i could sure put that separation to great use 'n he'd be none the wiser 'til he pulled'p to our place
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12 Jul 16
@Inlemay oh, i'd not be playin'! i'd be hirin' me a crew'f strappin' young fella's to haul off lots'f the junk the hubs's got all o'er the place. put all that's usable off to the side'f the short barn'n outta my pasture fer starts. 'n then, if'n time allowed? we tackle those messes 'f garages :D