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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Waving the Flag for Britain

It's been cmplicated and I've had to be patient and find work-arounds, but it is possible to post a picture -- but only one at a time, else it would take days of waiting for them to go through the e-mail shoot of the tablet via a mobile phone network. I had never taken the time to experiment with sending a post using e-mail and it is so dreadfully simple that anyone can do it! So, it's over a week now of being here -- 10 days I think and here is the house as I found it when I got here! Tomorrow you can see the renovated bedroom with closet, which we are both very pleased with -- a true example of British ingenuity! Until then the sun is shining and it's not too hot -- right good weather for Paradise!

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    1. Thanks, BP. I'm definitely enjoying!

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  2. Lovely! I am glad we have such a nice looking flag, it rather enhances the scene :)

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  3. Everything looks lovely. Great to see the flag and support for the GB team!

    Looking forward to the bedroom scene...

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    1. An anecdote to the flag is that it was acquired in celebration of the 'The Torch' when carried by one of our friends in Southport. So it really is an 'Olympic' Flag!

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  4. It looks so pretty with the flowering baskets. Take care Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane... It's a credit to The Man that he insists on planting the baskets out himself with little plants from a local market...

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  5. Hello Katherine:
    How perfectly splendid that modern technology allows you to keep in touch. Your house looks absolutely charming and your containers look to be doing very well indeed.

    You are fortunate to have somewhat cooler weather. Every day here is around 35C making it very difficult to do much and the nights are very little cooler.

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    1. So far we have had only one hot day of 36 and then were blessed with rain and cooling off and temperatures in the low 20's. The house with its very thick stone walls always is always pleasantly cool ecen on the hottest days...

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  6. Finally there and enjoying. Lovely view.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. It's good to be here!

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  7. Gold medal for The Man, then!
    How nice to arrive to find your house looking so gorgeous!

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  8. Glad you figured out the email thing for pictures. Your house looks lovely, but several have already said that. I'll wait for the bedroom pictures... :-)

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    1. oI've been able to get one picture to blogger waiting for me to finish off some commentary... but I wish it weren't such a job uploading just one nevermind several.

      I'm trying to come up with a suitable riposte to the beroom comments but so far I'm a blank! ;-)

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  9. It all looks idyllic, Broad. Enjoy - you've waited long enough to get there. :-)

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    1. So far it's been brilliant here -- hope the same goes for you...

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  10. What a beautiful spot. I look forward to seeing pictures of the renovated bedroom.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. More about the bedroom very soon...

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  11. What a lovely house, Broad. I can see myself sitting out in the sunshine chatting away to the flowers in my imperfect French. Have a wonderful stay!

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    1. And what a joy it would be to have you here!

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  12. Glad you can post pictures, even if it is a technological pain. Because the pictures are so delightful.

    Glad the renos are coming along. Progress is usually pretty encouraging.

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    1. It is indeed challenging to say the least!

      The renovations are finished for this year at least.The Man has done really well, I must say over and over!

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  13. Dear Broad, maybe you could post only one picture--but it's a lovely one with the sun shining on the walls and the trees and shrubs casting shadows and the British flag waving valiantly in the breeze. Thank you. Peace.

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    1. Wish you were here, too! It really has been beautifuol weather since I've been here. Just enough rain to keep everything fresh and lovely -- and most of all not too hot!

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  14. G'day Broad. Your house really does look lovely. Love the hanging baskets and pots of colour. Take care. Liz...

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  15. Show-off!
    So you're in paradise, so what. Here it's been nice in between the floods and thunderstorms too and I even managed to dodge the showers for long enough to go for a walk.

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    1. ;-) I've been lucky this year. Compared to the rest of England, Southport managed to escape the worst of the rain and floods and before I left we had some very decent days -- nothing hot, mind you -- but sunshine, nevertheless! Here is hoping some better things for you coming up.

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  16. Everything looks lovely, and I am so pleased you are there at last, and can hopefully enjoy good weather, good company ( I presume the man is good company ! ) and good food and wine. Enjoy. J.

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