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Re: Spring!

Mmmmmm - bit wet here now. Perhaps Mint has a smidgen of a point.

Even worse when a couple of tiles fell off our roof yesterday leaving a hole. Its a typical périgourdine roof with no felt underneath. Did manage to get into the attic and put tiles in upper row to cover the majority of the hole. (Strangely enough rain was forecast!)

Did email the roofer (french) who had re-done the roof 9 years ago and a couple of years after we bought the place but didn't expect too much of a response. When there was the storms a few years back we had only one side tile broken and he did not respond. Others had massive problems though.

He came this morning and fixed it totally by replacing the fallen tiles. No problem.Also fixed a suspected leak caused by a leaking window in the roof and I was so grateful that having seen how he managed to fix the tiles from outside I found the courage to fix the side tile myself - it was actually very easy to get to. I think he would have done it if I'd asked.

What a différence to the English people we have employed for some jobs. This week, the plumbing under the double sink ( a joint under the sink) was leaking after I had to clear the trap with gunge.

The joint had been a problem for a while but I had managed somehow to stop the leak. This time couldn't and so thought that I'd have to replace the whole double sink drainage. Looking on the internet the pipes used were actually first class and were designed for additional inlets for dish washer and washer either side.

I eventually discovered that the problem was that the very good fitting had been put in by the "plumber" had not got the pipe to the outlet aligned correctly with the expensive bit and so was causing pressure on the joint. By pushing in a small wedge to align the bits the joint stopped leaking. Success again.

I won't blame the proprietor of the english company but he had employed english sub contractors who plainly didn't give a damn about quality. Same with the tiles put up in our shower room. The same proprietor had selected good tiles but had an installer who was rubbish.

Not quite sure what the moral of the story is.

Anyway - did you get your meal young lass?







My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
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Re: Spring!

Well, yes, thank you, Richard.

Incredibly, it bucketed down but only for about 20 minutes.  We started off after it stopped and there were only some drizzles.  Had l'entrée at one farm and mains at the chateau.

Hélas, it wasn't outdoors by candlelight on account of worries about the weather.  But it was OK because, instead of eating outdoors where the serfs would have eaten, we were admitted into the dining room.

Sat on uphostered chairs that were certainly Louis-some-number-or-other in a room full of .....er....meubles.  Don't quite know how to describe the mixture of bonnetière, desserte, armoire etc, you get the idea.

 The food was excellent but unfortunately I have some medical complications and couldn't drink any of the wines.

After I got home about midnight, the heavens opened again and there was thunder, lightning, gales, rain all through the night;  couldn't get to sleep until the early hours of the morning.

Then Sunday night, same combination of thunder etc and today again it was grey and raining all day until towards evening when the sun came out and it was so hot and humid that I might have been in Singapore waiting to see if Trump and Kim would fall in love with each other and declare their bromance to the world.

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: Spring!

That. mint, sounds superb. Even the night sounds good - I love listening to a really good thunderstorm when cosily tucked up.

I think that the Trump/Kim show had only one ending this time. Two egos boosted with nothing substantive. The Wests swing to the right exemplified by Trump and east européens is truly frightening. Don't think F35s are the total answer for the world.

Hey, it was you who wanted thread drift!


My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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