Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Growing time!


The growing season is well and truly under way here in the Lot et Garonne.  DH is working on his vegetable garden from dawn to dusk, digging, rotavating, weeding and planting.  Tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, beans, carrots, lettuce, beetroot, aubergines, courgettes, potatoes, cabbage are all in.  Melons next.  I picked my first bowl of strawberries today, yum!  The raspberry canes are doing well as all are the cherry trees and, for once, we are going to have a bumper crop of apricots.  I think we need to open a market stall lol!!!

I am back crafting again after a nasty injury to my thumb.  This is the tag I made this week for Tag Tuesday on the theme of Wild Flowers:

Tag Tuesday

Hope to be back blogging more regularly from now on!

Thanks for dropping by.

A bientôt

Carolyn xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Washing Stones

Oh my, I am such a bad blogger - no posts for months!!  Today I want to share some pictures of a cave near where I live that has fresh water running through it.  Inside is a series of washing stones where the women of the hamlet used to come to wash their clothes and linen in days gone by.  If you look carefully you will see the two indentations for the knees on the top of each stone and then the ridges cut into the stone to provide some friction when rubbing the clothes.  If you catch the light at the right time of day it produces coloured dancing lights on the walls of the cave which the local children believe to be fairies!  How magical!