January 4, 2013

TWELVE MONTHS IN TWELVE DAYS

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS – THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

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Leaving France behind us for a very long spell is always hard.  I consoled myself by taking long walks with Lulu, just to remind me that Derbyshire is also beautiful and a nice place to live.

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I tried to ignore the Christmas Retail Mania that was gripping the nation. All I wanted was peace and quiet and time to get used to the fact that this was it until next year.  It wasn’t easy.

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We had some good weather early in the month and took advantage of it.  There were also two birthdays to enjoy – Nick’s and my Dad’s.

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The good weather didn’t last and it rained and rained.  Then it rained some more.  This little stream became a torrent and overflowed.  Elsewhere in the country many people were flooded more than once, so we were lucky that all we had to grumble about was a muddy dog.

2 comments:

  1. Derbyshire, is indeed, a very beautiful county. If only the weather were a bit better...

    With best wishes from Gaynor, in neighbouring Staffordshire!

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  2. Just to save your feelings... yesterday was "mizzly" and this morning it is just "gramp" [grey and damp]! And we've had the wet fields.. in fact they still are... there's no place for the water to go! So all you are missing is the wine and food... so cook a nice French menu this weekend and open a bottle of Touraine rosé!!
    Above all... keep well!!

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