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2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany

I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bon Repos Market and Wimbledon Mens' Final

Another super weather day here in St André.  I woke early and listened to the Archers programme I missed yesterday.  Then I fed the cats, rabbits and chicks before going up to the field to do the same for the hens, ducks, chickens, chicks and goats up there.  I had been meaning to check the end of the veggie plot to see if there were any courgettes.  I was apparently late doing this, as there were two which had turned into marrows.

From now on in, I spend my days giving away courgettes.  As I was off to lunch with friends I could get rid of these first two straightaway.  Don’t get me wrong, I love courgettes, but the plants produce so many that I am always inundated with them.  The year before last, I bought a recipe book devoted entirely to courgettes, but it seems to have hidden itself somewhere impenetrable.

Drove over to Bon Repos, which was absolutely packed, as you can see from the full tables outside the café where we had lunch.

I had to take a photograph, but not close enough, of the French veggie stall seller, who looks exactly like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (celebrity good life, self-sufficiency/chef - for those out of the UK).

Spent the afternoon watching the mens’ Wimbledon Final between Nadal and Djokovic.  It was a beautiful afternoon outside here, 44 degrees in the shade at 17.20 hours. 

This photograph from The Guardian On-Line. 

Djokovic took the first two sets but then failed to win the third set.  However, in the fourth set  he broke Nadal’s service bringing the score to 5-3 and he only had to win one more game, his service game, to be Wimbledon Champion - and he did it!  Congratulations to Novak Djokovic! 

On a personal note, I am having hassle with my neck where the operation scar is located.  It is still swollen above the scar and as it presses on my collar bone is quite sore.  I'm supposed to massage the scar, but massaging against a bone is not something I want to do.  I may try to see the surgeon who did the operation while I am in hospital for the bypass as he is in the same building.

Three things I like:

1.   The excitement of the Wimbledon Final.
2.   Seeing blue sky and no clouds over my house.
3.   Smelling honeysuckle drifting on the breeze. 


  1. Here we call your courgettes zucchini squash. We use them in everything, as I suppose you do too. They produce in abundance. I have put a moratorium on planting them, but some how they always turn up in the garden. We eat a few and give away many. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

  2. Yes I use them in everything. If only I could find the paperback about cooking with them! You can even put them in cakes as you do with carrot - makes them very moist and you don't taste the courgette.