Tagged With: Tess

Olif Lockdown to World Lockdown

April 30th, 2020. Corvid 19. Quotes: “One day this will be over, and we will be grateful for life in ways we never felt possible before.” – Olif et. al.“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill.“There are times in life when you have got to go through it to get it!!” – … Continue reading »

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2 minute shower

Bonjour All. Please note: Now up and running, our new email address: j.speer@orange.fr This is all thanks to orange, for costing us less than sfr, JS’s perseverance, but mostly thanks to Houston/Swadlincote HQ for “Remotely’ intercepting us at 11pm last night and successfully making this possible. -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o- A big kiss to Lou,D and probably Hattie. … Continue reading »

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Spitfire and a hole in the head

Bonjour mes amies. April 2017 Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Kent, on a very cold, extremely windy march day… “I have a surprise for you Nessie, I have booked a flight for you in a 1942 Spitfire.” “When?” “Today” Now even I know WW2 Spitfires have only one cockpit, so unless I shared the same seat … Continue reading »

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A marriage and babies

May 2016 Bonjour mes amies. A marriage, babies, the spa, chickens, a veterinary reunion. A busy 2016! Apologies to all for such a long delay since the last round robin, but one has had a rather busy few months, what with holidays, engagements, pregnancies and finding it harder to keep fit, mind you cutting French … Continue reading »

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Samantha and SUNCT

JULY 2015 Bonjour All, Hot! Well, its 36 degrees here and 38 degrees tomorrow!! I live in the pool and JS lives in the fridge; we occasionally meet in the garage next to the freezer. Having struggled with our changeover from Wanadoo to SfR, both sites trying to compete with each other, I think we … Continue reading »

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Good Morning Mr Lithter

Round Robin October 2013. A lisp, roof installation, massive explosion, the post box and more. Bonjour All, Good Morning Mr Lithter, my name is Tether Lancathire, I am your thpeech and language therapitht! “Sorry?”Said Mr Lister Tess repeats the whole sentence once again, with the slightest hint of a dribble! “Goodness, I thought it was … Continue reading »

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Keith & Tessa Batchelor

THE WEDDING DAY BY THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE. (only read this if you enjoy weddings!) JULY 6th 2013 July 5th. 10am.The Marriott Hotel. Room 201… Knock on the door, Tash arriving for a quick pre bridesmaid check-up, flung open the door, but no, it was my ex, Bill, with 4 glasses of champers. Lovely … Continue reading »

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Hen night

Bonjour mes Amies. The Hen night, the temperature of one’s pool and the outfit for the wedding. Three weeks to go before the big day, Tash and I head for Birmingham for Tessa’s second hen night. The first was spent in Las Vegas (as you do nowadays!) with 10 other ladies for 5 days, partying … Continue reading »

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The Hound of the Baskerville Sanglier

Bonjour mes Amis, A week in the UK, a week in Italy, too many lunches and dinner parties, wedding preparations and my mother’s 93rd birthday. But first, a further tale from our neighbours, the Crawford’s. Having spent a week in the UK, they return to Callas to find that there has been some serious disturbances … Continue reading »

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Diversions

St Blaise March 2013 Diversions. Dear all, “How much space have we got Nessie?” “6inches” “So, is it still 6Inches?” “No, 6cms now and getting closer!” “Stop, stop!” “Bugger, we will have to reverse” The Mayor of Callas, Madame Francoise Barre, has announced to the world that after numerous complaints of unacceptable smells billowing out … Continue reading »

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