Sunday, 21 July 2013

Life in the slow lane

After the excitement of Bastille Day life in our corner of Normandy has been quieter this week.
During the cooler early hours of the day I took time out to appreciate the garden and sitting on the patio reading some new books on my Kindle.
At the moment I'm enjoying reading "Growing Old Outrageously: A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship" by Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies.

(I know I said I wouldn't ever get a Kindle, but I finally succumbed and now wonder how I managed to get by for so long without an English daily newspaper).

The Senior Partner, in anticipation of his upcoming retirement, second time around, has splashed out on a new "bridge" camera.

I have inherited his cast off Panasonic point and shoot and have been test driving it around and about.

Joining Mary @ the little red house for another Mosaic Monday.


  1. Maggie- you are blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Your days sound blissful--- of course you LOVE your kindle!! I will check out the book you are reading--
    How wonderful that Roger is soon to enjoy his second retirement-- I'm thrilled for you both.

    Sending you much love-

  2. I just found your blog, love it..Thanks for sharing your nice photos.
    Kind regards from a sunny and hot Amsterdam

  3. HI Maggie. Your roses are so beautiful. I was thinking what is a kindle and now I know, lol. So easy.I must see if I can find that book, sounds good.
    Have a nice week, we finally have summer.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful summer. I just lost my brand new camera in a boating accident so I'd be thrilled to receive someone's used camera!!

  5. Your roses are gorgeous - and I just know that they must have the most beautiful perfume.
    I will have to have a look for the book. I love a good travel story and a good laugh!

  6. This sounds like an excellent book, Maggie...I have to look it up. I have a Nook and I love the ease in finding and loading in a new book without a trip to a bookstore.

    It looks like you are having wonderful weather and I think your pictures turned out just great!


  7. We're both enjoying our roses today! Have a blessed Sunday my friend!

  8. Maggie, the yellow rose is glorious! Do you know the name? Looks lovely in your little corner of the world! Happy days to you! ~ Sarah

  9. Oh. Your roses. So beautiful! The camera seems to be working very well for you.

  10. Beautiful roses and scenery. I recently got a Kindle too. I love it!

  11. Beautiful roses and I love the rural scenery. The horse and dog is one of my favorite shots. Lovely post! Have a happy week ahead!

  12. Beautiful roses and great photos with your newly inherited camera. A pleasure to visit your blog today!

  13. I like that title -- growing old outrageously! I think I'll do that!

    Those photos are wonderful -- what a lovely spot to be!

  14. beautiful roses! We were at the Bastille Day in Paris in 2005 - what a buzz.
    I loved reading that you have retired to rural Normandy - it must be lovely. I think I need to buy that book you are reading. But a Kindle? I guess one day it will happen!
    Have a wonderful week - and thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

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    follow me and let me know with a comment
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  16. Your photographs are just lovely.

  17. Like everybody else, I love those roses! Gorgeous! And a Kindle? Ah, someday. Maybe. =) Glad you are enjoying yours.

  18. What pretty horses! Have fun with your camera!


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