As expected a friend arrived on Monday for a short visit, he’s a very energetic person so I knew there would be much to get through & as delightful as he is I’m usually very happy to see him leave !
I had put off collecting my new car until he arrived, he is a fluent French speaker so he may have been needed on handover day.
As it happened all went well, after parting with my 21-year-old diesel Audi we very quietly & regally glided out of the dealership car park.
This was the first time I’d been behind the wheel, having not even test driven this petrol model & you can imagine the difference for me in a modern car, most of all the silence,it is also one of those which cuts the engine in traffic, I don’t have a clue whether the engine is running or not until it moves !!!
I absolutely love it & even more on finding a bottle of Champagne in the glove compartment later.
After a celebratory dinner that night.
Tuesday morning I was awakened by the noise of heavy vehicles arriving on the field side of the house,looking out I saw a convoy of lorries & tractors with lifting gear all coming in my direction.
The French electricity company EDF have been doing work on a grand scale in the region,relaying cables underground, they had finished that work some weeks ago & were now back to remove all the pylon/poles.
What a joy to be rid of the one nearest the house & another further up the field.
They also cut down this dead tree for me.
Tree gone & the Cherry picker came to its own as the big tree to the right,out of shot was heavily laden with cherries & the driver picked a basket load for me. Later to return & fill two buckets for himself :-)
This took most of the day…allowing for almost a three-hour lunch……. to get out this pole & the one further up, I have to say they were quite well organised & just look at the difference, I now have an uninterrupted view !
Sorry about the stick on wine glass, I shall need to take that down now.
So again we went off out for another celebratory dinner !
Wednesday was slightly more relaxed where my friend decided to set up an internet booster.
My Livebox just doesn’t seem to have any strength, Orange say it’s because I live in the countryside…. blah blah………..anyway,I now have full strength & can use my laptop outside at the top of the garden again……..as I did originally when I first went onto Wi-Fi.
Thursday was much the same but an early night & farewell to Mr energy !
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