August 2013

Music and #miXtapes for this month

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Thursday 1st

Up early as our belongings were arriving this morning, 9 am, out for quick croissant, coffee, hotel, drive to house.

Just after 9 our life arrived, no problems, phew!!

It was hot hot hot, mad mad mad, but by 5 everything was in, in a box, and ready for action

This was how the hose greeted us on the first day

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It was tad warm for 8 pm

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Friday

Lots and lots to do…… we also popped out to the kitchen shop and the hyper market, saw a lovely kitchen

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We ate, watched Dallas, drank, and then the storm arrived, sheet lightning, hail, rain, and the lights went out.

This picture was taken at night, its a flash of lightning

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At some point there was a procession of people walking past the house with torches, we couldn’t work out who/ what it was. Twas a little eerie. At 1.30 we gave up on the electric and went to bed

Saturday

The damage from the storm was mostly leaves

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Up, still no electric. Was getting a little tedious really, 12 hours later? no power? We drove to Excidrel to the super market, but it was all shut down, although there seemed to be very little action on the power station, hmmm

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Paul drove…….

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So we drove to Perigueux and found everything on there, shopping for stuff in the supermarket

Sunday

Out for a picnic to Cubjac with our new cooler box thing

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Drive around and back home

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Monday

Bought a mini hob, which is much better than it looks, no really

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At 3pm after 4 days of waiting, the internet came on line!

Did my show

#SpaceDogsRadio live 6-8pm on http://www.belter-radio.webeden.co.uk this weeks theme: TRAVEL #SDR eccentric/ eclectic/ electric

Tuesday

We popped into the kitchen/ bathroom place – to price kitchen and floor – V V expensive and for some reason the kitchen in the showroom is ‘complicated’ to put together, so why have it as the first one in the shop??

Saw lovely tiles, but too expensive and the kitchen itself may be too expensive also, but the final clincher was that they may not be able to install till October!

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This is what we have!

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Saw lovely thingies

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Wednesday

Saw a face in a tree, maybe its just me?

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Worked on finishing the refreshing of the first snowflAke mAker album, remembering the original playlist

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Thursday

Thought the stairs looked very Eschen

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Out for dinner into Perigueux, went for curry again, and lovely it was, coffee and then a very delish lemon citron icecream!! yum, yum!

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Home for drinks and bit of a night to celebrate being here/ alive

Friday morning a man arrived and poke French to us, erm, it was hilarious, he just wanted to know when we moved in, no really, it was hilaroous

Saturday

Into Excilduil – bit of a wander

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On to Thievres, twas market day, just ending as we got there, popped into cafe for coffee, so good, we had ’em twice

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Home, dinner and very lovely bottle of wine

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Sunday

Trip out to the ‘prettiest village in France’ St doodah of Cole – and had a picnic

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Had a picnic lunch, everyone who walked passed said ‘Bon Appetite’

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Onto Brantome (sounds Scottish don’t it?) – all very lovely, even had a 10 minute boat ride and possibly saw a place for Paul’s birthday meal

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Action shot from my pocket

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Two cute dogs

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Lush garden

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Went a bit crazy and decided to investigate the top of the woodland, OK going up, iffy coming down, but yes, is a clearing and if we could get there would be great for the evening time

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After dinner had a stroll down to the local river, past the gipses (sorry) campsite and a dog started to follow me home – thankfully, stopped en route

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Monday 12th

Did my show

#SpaceDogsRadio live 6-8pm on http://www.belter-radio.webeden.co.uk this weeks theme: SUMMER #SDR eccentric/ eclectic/ electric

Tuesday

Drove over to Bergerac as Paul was off to London for work, drive was OK and fine coming back, very little traffic, and the sun was shinning down, Bergerac airport bit pokey!

Wednesday

Had dreams of Alison and Paul running around being very ‘giddy’ – and dreampt had written a song for Madonna

The spare bedroom was finally ready

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Off to Bergerac airport to pick Paul up, there was some low flying planes above gushing out coloured smoke

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Back home

Thursday

Dreampt was in a nightclub and had great idea for a mashup

Our first French market day, popped into Excideuil and Kitsch Cafe – where I was able to connect to a free wifi – madness!

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Home – worked on the mashup – was OK

Later popped into Perigueux for dinner, went to the salad place that we thought looked good, two salads ordered, seemed to cause a kerfuffle, 45 minutes later 2 salads arrived!

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Friday

Worked on Tiesto remix competition entry, I think I’ve done a good one!

http://play.beatport.com/contests/tiesto-take-me/520e1a24b8ed742c65a77ed1

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It was a warm Friday afternoon, I swept up leaves, it was hot!

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Made curry, using coconut oil for the first time

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Lots of lovely blue butterflies hanging in the garden

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Saturday

Worked on tidying up the back garden, bit of pruning to be done

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The moon peeked through the trees

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Sunday

Off to Bergarac via Sarlat that was lovely and saw some beautiful/ surreal sights

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Paul off to London tomorrow, so staying in Bergerac, Campenile hotel – which is not as camp as the name suggests.

Into Bergerac for dinner, which looked very lovely, maybe there was a festival going on?

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Monday

Dropped Paul off at Bergerac airport – which isn’t as conveniently placed to the hotel as was suggested to us

Drive back to Perigueux, thought I’d pop into the organic supermarket, but doesn’t open till 2.30 on a Monday, so off to the main supermarket for food stuff shopping

Spent most of the day trying to sort out the microphone for the radio show and only getting frustrated….. but

#SpaceDogsRadio live 6-8pm on http://www.belter-radio.webeden.co.uk this weeks theme: FRANCE #SDR eccentric/ eclectic/ electric

Tuesday

Off to Limoges to pick up Paul, apart from getting slightly lost on the last bit, the drive was fine and we sped back to Exciduil for meeting with Chantal re French lessons

The lunchtime rush exhausting

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And there was a new arrival

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Wednesday

Popped into Perigueux to open bank account

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Bit of window shopping, home, finally got ‘gym’ sorted out

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Thursday

Into Perigueux for haircut, not as relaxing as might expect and took 3 fecking hours – car still only done less than 2000 km

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Lovely bamboo planter thingies

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Hair place was on the shad thames like street

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Friday

The garden furniture arrived (4 days early) and much fun was to be had

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Saturday/ Sunday

Chilling out, working on the garden/ having a peaceful life

Monday 26th

The fruit looked very fruity

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I really didn’t want you to

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My remix was live on iTunes

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Did my show……

#SpaceDogsRadio live 6-8pm on http://www.belter-radio.webeden.co.uk this weeks theme: the SUN #SDR eccentric/ eclectic/ electric

Wednesday 28th Paul’s birthday

Up early and off to Limoges to meet Jane at the airport, into Limoges for late breakfast and bit of shopping

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Into Brantome for birthday meal, lovely setting and great food

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Friday

We were all a bit hungover (oops) spent the day relaxing and sitting in the garden/ drinking water

We popped out for a quick stroll near the river

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And the dishwasher arrived, hooray, yippee! we have the first part of a kitchen

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We sat in the garden/ had a spot of red wine……

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Looked at vega

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Friday

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Popped into Cubjac for a picnic

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Back for mucho mucho gardening

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Into Perigueux for dinner

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Can we have him? please?

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Saturday

Into Gamm Vert garden centre, which was great – then into Thievers for the market/ shopping. Met Graham and his family

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Paul was happy with his shubbery

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Cocktail time

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