Thursday, 10 January 2008

Sunny Days and Rainy Days

Yesterday was completely unremarkable yet quite perfect.


It was sunny and mild so we spent most of the day pottering about in the garden.


First of all a funeral pyre for the old chicken house, then digging over the ground where the chickens have been, turning and building up the compost pile, clearing bits of wood and stones, pruning the raspberries generally tidying up.

All the while we were making plans about what we were going to try growing this year and where we were going to put it, watching the antics of the chickens, admiring the robin who was flitting about checking out the newly turned soil and compost heap.

Nothing major going on then just a feeling of quiet contentment.

Today, well it's been raining and I've booked Sissy into the vets on the 21st for her pre return to the UK tick and tapeworm treatment and the three of us on to the channel Tunnel for the 22nd.

Thank goodness the vet receptionist speaks some English between us on the phone we managed to establish what I wanted and when I wanted it (I hope). The phone has to be the most difficult way to communicate in a foreign language but at least I can cheat a bit and have babelfish open for when I really get really stuck. I am getting better though. I have taken to keeping telesales people on the phone until I get the gist of what they are trying to sell me or they get frustrated and hang up. They must think they've hit the jackpot when they first get through poor things only to find out they are really giving me free French lessons.

So 22nd Jan UK here we come. Assuming of course that I've booked the right thing at the vets, Sissy's microchip hasn't gone missing, the car doesn't break down, we don't win the lottery . . .

. . . good job I only have just over a week to think about it

6 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

I love the idea of the telesales bods giving you free French lessons. There's got to be a story in there somewhere for me to steal...

:0)

X

softinthehead said...

It does sound idyllic, it really must be a wrench to have to leave it for awhile.

aims said...

Your going? You're really truly going? Sigh...

Breezy said...

Jen you are welcome I'm sure you'll make it a lot funnier than me

Sith & Aims Fraid it's unavoidable but I'm putting a positive spin on it I will get to see my Mum and brother and niece and new great-nephew born last November. Plus bookshops!I ran out of fantasy books to read half a year ago

Kitt said...

Sissy's in for a surprise:

"Mais, Madame, vous avez demandé la chirurgie plastique pour votre chien, non? Elle ressemble à un caniche maintenant, comme vous le souhaitiez."

Just teasing! Bon voyage!

Breezy said...

You might be teasing Kitt but sometimes I think I could be saying just about anything.