Tuesday, December 27, 2011


My daughter's family have endured months of upheaval while the extension was being built and the new kitchen fitted...just for her to set fire to it and also burn a hole the exact shape of an iron in the new utility room carpet... a day or so before all the family arrive for a get-together.

Luckily, the fire was put out quickly and the smoke damage was confined to the cooker area. A teddy bear now sits on the utility hot spot, hiding it from view.

When we got back home after a fantastic family Boxing Day, we found out that trees have blown over into our garden in France. for some reason, though, I'm as unconcerned as Juli was with the fire. C'est la vie!

We've had a wonderful Christmas and our wood store has just increased significantly.




  1. C'est la vie! Love it! I'm glad that you had a merry Christmas with your lovely family. I'm sure that teddy bear will enjoy the "fame" of his "hot" babysitting spot :)

  2. Ha! Nice comment...and thanks, it was a great day with the family. I hope the same was true of your Christmas.

  3. sounds like you have been working hard Ken. Sorry I wasn't able to post about the Nottingham show of A Christmas Carol. I was trying to avoid having two seperate men coming, both have disruptive personalities and both are loud.Sadly I think both read my blog from time to time and I just couldn't risk them knowing about it. Phil x

  4. Actually, it would have made THREE disruptive males if I'd known in time:) I'm glad it went well, Phil.

  5. Always a pleasure to see the way you connect to the family & friends, plus readers. Warm good wishes for the New Year Ken.

  6. And you too, Raj. I need to come visit your blog...I've allowed myself to be too tied up of late. Hope you enjoyed the festive season.