My latest Sherlock Holmes short story Miss Violet Dixon (deceased)

My latest Sherlock Holmes short story Miss Violet Dixon (deceased)
The front cover created with Gimp with help from Aubrey Watt on You Tube.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Well, it's another sunny day in all you Postman Pat fans will recognise! It has been glorious sunshine for the last 3 days here in my bit of Brittany. Loads of nice warming passive solar energy coming into the house which saves on the heating bill! The downside of this is that the nights are so clear that when we wake up in the morning the lawn and the car are covered in frost. We do have fabulous views of the stars from our town as the mayor, in his wisdom, has decided to turn off all the street lamps (I do mean ALL) at around 10:30pm to save energy and money also. So, once the street lights are off, we get wonderful views of the night sky.

Sitting out in the warm sunshine on our terrace (patio) with a glass of bubbly in one hand and a smoked salmon canape in the other reminds me why we chose to live here. When it's piddling down with rain and the wind is trying to blow the shutters off the windows....that's another story! If only winter in Brittany could be like today...or even a bit predictable! We took Truffle, our black Labrador to the beach on Sunday lunchtime and we literally had the whole place to ourselves. The French are such creatures of habit, from 12 noon to 2pm it's lunch time and tumbleweed time in towns up and down the country. Best time for the Brits to shop except that there is only usually one till open!

Dick xx

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