Sunday Sunday

So while quietly catching up avec ma mère via Skype on Sunday as everything closes here in France, however it is anything but dull and boring…Through the gate and over the pebbles came Mandy (‘I’m so handy'(Martins cheeky name) pour la voisine du bas de la ruelle) avec sa ménagerieIMG_1160.JPG

From à gauche: Polkadot led by Emily, Fleur hiding Sarah the smaller fair-haired twin, and Hannah the taller dark-haired twin of Julie and Andy leading the way with Spirit the pony. and La is Mandy ‘Im so handy’ accompanied by Dan the dog.

As you see all is calme but it did not last for very long. Fidget who seemed très uncomfortable with all these animals on HER land ran off unusually, to a passing car in the hamlet only just missing under the wheels, she was reprimanded and put in the house.  Mandy ‘I’m so handy’ encouraged the girls to mount the barefoot unbridled horses despite being bareback. Sensibly the twins changed footwear and got their helmets on had already given the horses a good groom. Emily being the lightest defaulted to Spirit, mounting by receiving a leg up from Jim, Mandy ‘Im so handy’s partner, who immediately bucked her off, Spirit that is, not Jim, into the seated audience which quickly dispersed out of immediate danger also to shut the gates as Spirt bolted and the other horses became spooked.Thankfully no one was seriously hurt maybe just a bit of dented pride by brave Emily who dealt with the unfortunate dismount Spirit gave her amongst us strangers, remarkably well. Tranquillité was soon restored et ils se trottent maison à leur champ voisin.

Above is Andy our equally handy landlord he does renovations for a living, with his 4th girl Fidget, in his full length combats and layered upper corps wrapped up in a nice Weird Fish pull, however can you see the silly English man (with his barbe) in short sleeves & shorts, spot those anglais a mile off… but I do like his shirt ;-).

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So here we have the pet Pot Bellied Minature pig le cochon, it belongs to Michelle(I met her aujourd’hui and she gave me troi baisers) & Marcel our neighbours across the lane. I’ve yet to find out its name, however it was very funny to watch, although very nervous yet inquisitive – like all young.

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They also have sheep, lambs, black and brown laying hens living harmoniously together in the field, round the corner are the ducks !

Spirit belongs to Mandy – our down the lane neighbour (I’ve heard she makes fantastic cakes (thats sounds like it needs to be page of its own feature), teaches & translates amongst other things) then she has just acquired Polkadot & Fleur more on them later as they are still unpacking and settling in…