Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Just random

Andy had another French lesson down in Foix this morning, so I dropped him off and then headed up to IKEA at Toulouse to get some much-needed bits and bats before returning to pick him up. We were home by lunchtime, suitably stocked up with fresh anchovies and sardines and some calamar rings from the excellent fish counter at Intermarché. Andy did a very light batter for the anchovies (there was some bière blonde in there somewhere!), flash fried them and then we had them for lunch on a bed of various homegrown leaves. Delish! BBQd Sardines and calamar rings for dinner on the terrasse this evening.

When we left the house at 09.00 hrs this morning it was very overcast, grey and just 15 degrees. Just 4 hours later we were sweltering in a 30 degree heat again! The potager has been crying out for some of my time and attention, so I have been popping out for half an hour at a time this afternoon to stake up the tomato plants, pull the last of the first crop of beetroot, collect some carrots ...and do some much needed weeding before the veggies get suffocated. The house is blissfully cool and a welcome relief from the outdoor heat. Tomorrow, I will hopefully be able to sow more beetroot, lettuce, carrots and coriander as my 'succession sowing' plans progress.

We have also had some great news today, as Françoise told me that her and Daniel are moving out tomorrow - FANTASTIC! The purchase of their new house has gone through much quicker than expected, so they will be on their way. We are both very much looking forward to having a bit more peace and quiet at Pissou.

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