Sunday, 30 December 2007

Back to Reality

That's Christmas done and dusted then.

Just New Year's Eve to go (meal at a posh restaurant with Us in France) then life returns to normal whatever that is.

For us late January will mean a trip back to the UK for a couple of months to earn some money to see us through another Summer in France unless someone over here is rash enough to give us some work. This means we really will have to get on with manuring the veg beds ready to get cracking with the garden the minute we get back and get the coppice cut for next year.

TS learnt a new skill yesterday he can now drive a tractor including picking up a bale of hay on the spike thing on the front. I'm sure the temp agencies in the UK will be duly impressed. I got to feed the pet sheep and make a cup of tea. I can't be trusted with farm machinery. These things are part of our friend Miranda's ongoing efforts to make country folk of us. Whenever we call up to see her we get dragged into some activity. Well actually we get organised and bossed into it. It's kind of an attraction of opposites we find her archetypal horsiness (think Princess Anne)amusing and she finds our Yorkshire accents and towny ways hilarious.

The Dinnerladies are going down the road to Us in France for the duration. No doubt they won't want to come back by the time they have been spoilt by Debra with pasta and cat food.

Sissy will get to use her passport which cost an arm and a leg if I can work out the logistics of getting her through the Tunnel not less than 24 hours and not more than 48 hours after a tick and tapeworm treatment duly certified by the vet and assuming her microchip is still working and all the other things that I'll decide to obsess about that could be wrong with her paperwork. In fact I am already working out what we will have to do if they decide not to let her through ie turn round and drive back here.

I'm not looking forward to the UK at all not even a little bit I'll just have to pretend it's not happening.

12 comments:

aims said...

I'm a little bit jealous that you are getting to have New Year's Eve with another blogger. I wish you and Debra a wonderful time -

Hopefully you'll keep up your blog from the UK...I love stopping by here!

Anonymous said...

yes the blog should written while in leeds featuring the adventures of your wonderful brother ha ha it could be called LIFE ON THE DARK SIDE Martin

Anonymous said...

yes the blog should written while in leeds featuring the adventures of your wonderful brother ha ha it could be called LIFE ON THE DARK SIDE Martin

Anonymous said...

yes the blog should written while in leeds featuring the adventures of your wonderful brother ha ha it could be called LIFE ON THE DARK SIDE Martin

Anonymous said...

sorry pressed the accept to many times enjoy tonight and i will see you in the new year martin

Breezy said...

Aims we're looking forward to tonight. I'm sure I'll keep the blog going in Leeds I'll have to moan about whatever crappy temp job I get somewhere!

Martin If a thing's worth saying it must be worth saying three times. Don't get too drunk tonight see you soon

Hedgewizard said...

You're going to have to think hard about income streams you can set up in France to reduce the need to come back to the UK to work. Are there any services that the expat community over there could identify for you?

softinthehead said...

Breezy - what about "and I am never going back". Hope you make lots of dosh quickly and can come home soon. God only knows what the Dinnerladies will get up to with both of you gone, does Debra realise what she has in store?

Debra in France said...

You could always send out TS to work as 'man of the night', after all you don't see many of them round here and he may find a niche market!
We are looking forward to having you chooks to stay, but wish it wasn't because you are going back to the UK for a bit. Make sure you earn loads of money in a short space of time and get back here a bit sharpish.

Breezy said...

HW that would definately be the trick. The problem is we're not that talented. We'll get there in the end though

SITH Debra thinks she knows what she is letting herself in for

Debra come on! a man of the night the place shuts at 7pm. I think after tonight it's definately hat making for him

Hedgewizard said...

Get Arnold to set up a kickass techie blog with advertising out of the ass. That should bring in a few bob!

Breezy said...

Top suggestion HW