Saturday, 31 August 2013

We have joined a Golf club..

Hubby and I used to play Golf quite often when we lived in the UK, as it was part of my job, and had the opportunity to work/play on 2 Championship Golf Courses. We thoroughly enjoyed our games and competitions together and where still married at the end of it  :-)

After a spell of 5 years, and moving to France we haven't had the chance to play, so we have made the decision it is something we can do together, now we have retired and have the time on our hands.


Inside the Clubhouse



my clubs

The Golf course we have chosen is about 1 hr away, a very pretty Golf course, and will help us get back into the swing  ;-)  the course is surrounded by forests, and we have birds of prey flying and mewing above us...and there is cattle in the fields along with hay bales...very peaceful..

There is nothing more pleasing when you have finished 18 holes of Golf,  than the very tiring walk to the 19th hole for a lovely cold glass of Beer.

Watch this space for our progress...

Fairway to Green

The Clubhouse

Cold Beer

beautiful scenery





Cattle in the background

Friday, 23 August 2013

Our quiet walks are back Autumn approaching..

All quiet now the Tiddlywinks have gone home. Doing our morning walks somehow doesn't seem the same...although we do tend to see more wildlife...maybe they don't feel terrified or frightened now the Famous Four are not around.. :-)  Today we managed to see a Doe with 2 Fawns, a lovely sight to see and one I never tire of. Now Autumn may be approaching we most probably will start seeing a lot more of them. A Woodpecker was making itself known as we walked around but couldn't see it.

Doe with her 2 Fawns..

Maisie leading the way..

Chestnuts are thriving..

Looks like Autumn is on it's way..

Corn has just about all been cut and stacked, some round stacks, which seems to be the way they are being stored,  and the ones I like are the oblong stacks, they remind me of my youth.

Sunflowers (Tournesol in France) are looking sorry for themselves now, heads beginning to droop, and will now slowly start going black, ready to harvest the seeds, with a little help from the birds.

We are fortunate to witness some beautiful sunsets..

...and this week we saw an amazing Full Moon..

Sunday, 18 August 2013

The beautiful Sunflower fields of the Charente..

I love the Charente area for their vast fields of Sunflowers...such a beautiful sight that greets you every morning... our morning walks takes us around these fields, and we enjoy seeing the bees gathering their nectar and pollen.