26 Aug 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. I started the first day of the week very "well" ! When I put the laundry in the dryer, and pushed the button, nothing happened. The thing was dead. I called Mr. G. for help to reanimate the machine, but there was nothing to do, not even mouth to mouth breathing couldn't help. We had to buy a new one. Repairing is not worthwhile it costs more than a new machine, especially this one had done more than 10 years of service.

2. I looked on internet what would be suitable for us and found one, so I immediately went to the shop to order it. The salesman was surprised to see a vintage lady armed with a tablet, showing him the model and telling him that I want this one and no other. Of course he tried to sell me a more expensive one, but I gave not in and finally the machine will be delivered on Monday.

3. The weather changed and it became hot, now we are over 30° (100 F°) two days ago it was half of the temperature. At least we can't complain about boring clothes, because one day it's summer and one day winter;

4. I am still busy with sorting out my pictures from my Eastbourne and Scotland holidays, but slowly I can see the end, there are only two folders left for Loch Katarine and Moffat.

As it was so hot Nicole and I with Charlie of course had a drink on the terrace of our favorite Brasserie "L'Orangerie du Prince"

5.
It became even more hot and we approached the 35° line. Not so far from here only at 60 km is an artificial lake. A part of the lake is open to the public for nothing and you are really free without any rules. Kids swam together with dogs and people did barbecue on stones they had found nearby. It was a very friendly atmosphere and everybody behaved good. No papers or plastic bags laying around.



There at least it was nice and not so hot. A little wind was blowing and we enjoyed the afternoon very much. Charlie as soon as I opened the car, jumped out and in the water where he swam around happily. He played with the kids in the water and stole their ball. We really had a lot of fun with him. When we returned home, we were told that it had been the hottest day and the heat had been unbearable. We were fresh and congratulated each other to have had such a good idea !




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13 comments:

Latane Barton said...

Oh bless you in this heat. Maybe it will cool off for you soon.

Andrew said...

It's nice for you to be warm, for a change. The lake sounds like a great place to be on a hot day.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. it's sure been hot - but you always manage to find a solution - enjoy the rest of the heat - before it breaks. Lovely photos - cheers Hilary

Mara said...

And here I was, thinking I had ended up in a monsoon! Rain, rain and more rain and lots and lots of it as well. The temperatures are okayish, but that rain...

Fun60 said...

Well done for finding somewhere cool to cope with the heat this past week. I always go in the opposite direction of Central London on days like that.

Claudie Cartereau said...

Nice to see summer continues by you too ! I will by a new computer for me, très fin, and will bring it with me at school in order to work when I am without pupils at lyceum ! Hello to Charlie and Nicole !

jennyfreckles said...

Good to stay cool if you can. The weather is weird, one day summer and the next autumn and then back again. But it has not been so hot here in the north of England.

Barbara H. said...

It's frustrating when an appliance breaks down, but fun to get a new one.

We're having a hot spell after a cook one, too. Can't wait for fall weather!

Your day at the lake sounds lovely!

Tamago said...

Sounds like Charlie had lots of fun at the lake! It's hot here, too, but mornings are getting very pleasant :-)
Have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It really does sound like here! Smart to go to the water. Are the beach umbrellas furnished or do you bring your own?

Loree said...

Oh my goodness 35! It was hotter in Belgium than it was here. That's good news for me. It was a good idea to go to the lake. I would have done the same.

Susanne said...

Appliance breakdown is never fun or convenient but your descriptions always give me a laugh. Love the humorous way you look at frustrations. Oh my, 35* is getting way too hot for me unless I am at a beach!

Willow said...

I'm a bit late this week with FFF. I hope by now your weather has moderated and your new washing machine is spitting out clean clothes.