Saturday, 9 June 2007

It must be the hot sun ......


The sun is finally out after a rather prolonged absence and thoroughly warming up the bones I must say. Being typically British the windows and shutters are flung open for the heat to flood in. 2b being typically French follows behind firmly closing out the heat. There's rather a lot of shutters to Le Chateau so it keeps us on our toes. 'You've got to get used to living in the dark' he explains, 'I haven't come here to live like a hermit' I grumble and we continue to spin on our merry go round.

It's been a whirlwind of a week and Saturday morning has arrived and I feel rather dazed to say the least. One of the bedrooms has been completely transformed as I decided on a whim (is there any other way ?) to strip the floorboards and change the positioning of all the furniture completely. Viola ! absolutely gorgeous room with king size bed overlooking the garden. I awarded myself ten minutes in the pool which has now hit 80 degrees before I was called in by the 'oh so dulcet tones' of the family requiring my presence in the kitchen.

Cracking open a chilled bottle of Crémant de Limoux to celebrate another week gone by without too much trouble and strife I am alerted to the fact that a fellow blogger on purplecoo a band of breakaway bloggers from the Country Living website has plonked herself butt naked in our midst proudly wearing her purplecoo ribbon. His Lordship and 2b huddle round the computer no longer dismissing my blogging as completely boring. 'Don't wear your purple ribbon in Carcassonne', they look at me with worried expressions. 'I can't' I reply 'I haven't got round to sending off my one pound coin'

That's alright then' they say relief flooding through their voices, 'we thought for a moment you might try and pull a stunt like that'.

Anyone seen that tin of loose English change ?

The charming painting is this weeks 'find' at the Déchetterie and was a very apt illustration I thought to my little story.

12 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Grouse said...

The husband always acuses me of having no sense of humour whatsoever. I was laughing out loud at Faith's page 3 stint so he read over my shoulder.
'Grouse sounds like a bit of a dry wit' he commented.

'That would be me' I replied.

Sally's Chateau said...

I rather think that Rodrigo is trying to flog me one of his t-shirts to cover up, no chance Rodrigo !!

Un Peu Loufoque said...

You see whhat happens when you stoop to nakednes on your perfectly respectable blog you get propositioned by catalans!! I wonder who the charming pair are, you must look more closely at your voisins and see if you can identify them!

ChrisH said...

Oh, the relief! I thought the illustration might lead to revelations about what was going on on the king-sized bed! The room sounds divine - clever girl. Er, who's your new friend?

countrymousie said...

Hello - Rodrigo has been awakened by the nudity on the site. I suppose we will see some tanned exposure from France very soon. Suffolk has now been deluged by rain so not so smug here at moment - the sun is shining though its too wet to mow. I have however ordered four steamer chairs as I do so hate being outdone - to go with the four I already have!! Alas no pool, just a pond. Still, ever hopeful. So glad you are cheered up by the heat - love mousie
PS love the picture.

Bluestocking Mum said...

I love that picture-would quite like a large canvas like that in my bedroom!

Think we are having your heat in South Shrophshire today. it is glorious-out to a church fete now!

warm wishes
x

Pondside said...

I guess your picture and Faith's modeling of the skool uniform have encouraged lots of new interest in purplecoo!
I love the idea of stripping the floor boards and re-arranging. It's a cold and rainy day here, and after the garage sale I might just follow your example.

bodran... said...

Only 10mins in the pool thats not fair.xxx

snailbeachshepherdess said...

have just been all through your renovation of the Chateau...what a job....that kitchen...and Christmas...a lesser mortal would have been on the next flight out! Good for you Sally ...now enjoy it.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Talking about the nudity on Purplecoo, I noticed that both pictures have been rewarded with a huge amount of comments! Funny that!

Suffolkmum said...

I think all this talk of nudity is sparking international interest!! THe room sound snice. Dying to hear who's coming to your place.