All Change!

I’ve been very remiss at posting recently. I must say that I have been very busy with one thing and another, and with spring upon us, the garden has occupied a lot of my time. With the longer days and warmer weather, the grass has needed twice-weekly cuts, there have been seeds to tend to in the greenhouse, the raised veggie plot to prepare and to plant out… so I have not been idle! The countryside has been bursting into life with it changing almost every day; where there wasn’t a leaf or flower a day ago, the buds have popped open and now blossom fills the trees and hedgerows, there is a beautiful green haze everywhere and life is good.

But of course, as we know, life isn’t really ‘good’ in the current situation, but it is really important to stay positive and upbeat, and thankfully I have the freedom of the garden. It must be so very hard for those confined to a small appartment with no garden space or balcony to get outside.

These last 2 weeks have been really warm and settled with wall-to-wall sunshine and I have lived in shorts and T-shirt…oh, such a delight to feel the warmth once again. I thought that as I am restricted in my outings (essential travel only), I’d share the garden with you.


DSCN5839This is my ‘wild’ area with cowslips, bluebells, foxgloves and daisies





So, can you imagine my shock and dismay when I woke this morning and saw the white stuff falling? Actually it wasn’t falling, rather it was being blown sideways in a 70km wind and only 1c (no idea what the wind-chill was but it almost ripped my face off)!



And as you can see, my pod is sitting in the corner, sulking. I have already cancelled 2 trips away and I fear that it will be some time till I can get away. Such is life! Hopefully you are all safe and well and coping with whatever restrictions you have in your part of the world.

A Bientot!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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5 Responses to All Change!

  1. margaret21 says:

    Ah! The ‘white stuff’ we had briefly yesterday came from you, did it? I was waiting last week for some plants to be sufficiently developed to be sold in our friendly neighbourhood garden centre, as my herb garden is overdue a make-over. And now it’s closed for the duration. Disaster for them, and inconvenient for me. You seem better organised …

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  2. Colin Bisset says:

    Thanks for sharing. Lovely to see that balance of stone and greenery – very French. Like you, I feel blessed to have a garden at the moment, even if I was grumbling about it a few months ago…

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    • Al in France says:

      In the current climate, the garden is a safe place, a saviour to my sanity and the soul, and I consider myself very fortunate indeed, especially when I see people who are in a high-rise with no garden, no balcony and very rapidly going ‘stir crazy’. The stone walls are something that attracted me to the property…I love it. Enjoy your garden Colin.


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