Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A good day at work?

Is there anything better than a good day at work? Well yes I suppose there is, a good day not at work!

Anyway as work days go, Tuesday was a fantastic one, and the Forensic Scientist really engaged sixty of my pupils. There has been a lot of positive feedback so I'll do this again.

Our central heating boiler, which must be at least 30 years old.
We are counting down to our next visit to Le Petit-Pressigny. We have a few garden jobs lined up if the weather is fine, but mainly we just want to enjoy the house - once we get it warm! First job will be to 'crank' the boiler and get the heating system up and running, and then to switch the electric blanket on.

The hedge, which is about 30 metres long

The trailer, which was nearly full of cuttings and low branches from our trees.
 We think that the hedge will need a cut. Last year as novices, we arrived at the municipal tip at Le Grand- Pressigny with a large trailer nearly full of hedge cuttings. However, not being aware of the system we hadn't bagged the cuttings, causing much consternation amongst the men who work there, as it took us ages to unload. Luckily we did have a big box which we filled with cuttings from the trailer and then carried to the skips - about 50 times! Needless to say we won't be making the same mistake again.

On this trip I'll take some photographs in and around the village, to illustrate just why we love to be there.

We'll keep our fingers crossed for a bit of sunshine.........

P.S. I'm having difficulty moving the photographs around. Is this a general problem, or is it just me?


  1. I have nearly gone nuts tonight trying to sort out photos. I gave up with Explorer and tried Firefox which I downloaded. That also gave trouble. I then downloaded Google Chrome and with much frustration finally got there. I now have the 3 downloaded so will in future see which one works the best on a particular day. Very frustrating.

    I know only to well why you love France, I am so looking forward to my return to the Charente next month :-) Diane

  2. Gaynor - I found I could not move pictures around in the Blogger editing mode with Windows 7, which is on my new laptop and our new home computer. I could do it on Windows XP on the old computers.

    I therefore compose everything in "Windows live writer", which came with Windows 7. Having composed the post, you can then publish it to the blog when you like and also retrieve it to change it later if needed. I find this easier, now I have got the hang of it. It also seems to solve the problem of spacing text and photos properly, which was always awkward with Blogger and drove me crazy if I did a long post then wanted to alter it.

  3. Diane and Jean - thank you for the advice. I really don't know why I sound so feeble, as I use computers all day every day at work!