to be a weekly meme, which I always enjoyed being a part of, called Five On
Friday hosted by Amy @ Love Made My Home. A while ago Amy took a break from blogging but I'm happy to tell you that she's blogging again so please stop by and say welcome back, Amy!
For my MM post today here are 5+ things that happened here recently.
New Year - new haircut!
You may have
seen on the news that Storm Eleanor brought the New Year in with more than a
few bangs as thunder, lightening and gale force winds ripped across Normandy. The
village which we live in sits on the edge of the Marais (marsh) National Park
and some of the fields where cows and sheep graze in summer are completely under water, the French for flood is "inondation" and signs are placed at the roadside when the road between the fields are impassable.
couple of days Eleanor went away to continue wreaking weather havoc in the UK .
was gone the weather here was so mild that the SP got the mower out and gave
the lawn in front of the house its first haircut of 2018!
finished with us though and our beach walk a few days later had to be cut short
as we got sandblasted and buffeted by the wind. Later that evening we enjoyed a cosy
dinner for two in front of the fire. The SP's signature dish of coq au vin and root vegetable mash with
carrots on the side, afterwards we settled down to watch a new drama series on TV.
the month that UK TV companies launch new programmes and there are two in
particular that we’ll be watching this month, the BBC’s Hard Sun and ITV’s
Kiri. Both feature strong women in the leading roles, Aygness Deyn (Hard Sun) was
born in the town of Littleborough, Lancs, which is about 15 miles from Oldham where Sarah Lancashire
(Kiri) was born and coincidentally also the town where I was born and raised.
book recommendation for all those who loved Downton Abbey - “Belgravia” by Julian
Fellowes which I thoroughly enjoyed reading this week.
Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a
secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest
Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders
with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the
story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. (text from Goodreads).