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Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 10 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Ian

Turns out I didn't put my USB key through the wash after all so will sort some more pics in a bit.

Got some great pics of the Cathedral coast so Thanks Luis for recommending that one. We stayed at a campsite right next to it.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 10 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pricey where is your place? I need a lemon for my tequila!

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 6372
Location: Dorset/hants boarder
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 10 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Go down the motorway till you get to the IC8, turn left. Keep on that road for about 20 miles then take the first turn to Pedrogao Grande, go up past the builders Merchants, then take the first left to Fontainhas, go down 1/2 a mile. When you hit the first S bends you are there, it is on the left, you cant miss it, big barn lots of olive trees etc... The car park is on the second right hander, on the left.

There might be sheep or cattle on land don't worry about them there Arlindo's

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 10 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Found it!
Nicked some of your oranges.
Here is the evidence:


pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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Location: Dorset/hants boarder
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 10 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fantastic Simon, what great Pictures and what a great way to do it

So you found my place, you should have taken them all, grass is looking good as well

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 10 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was Irene recommended Picasa.
I'm not usually open to photo storage websites but as it is by Google and totally free I had a play. I'm well impressed with it.

As for the oranges ....

hardworkinghippy



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Posts: 1110
Location: Bourrou South West France
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 10 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi there Pricey !

Have your ladies forgiven us yet for the stoat in the cabin ?

Fabrice is still sporting your "sponsored by" tee shirts....



Great pics Simon. I loved the music.......

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But what were those wicker cages hanging from the trees? I'm baffled.

hardworkinghippy



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Posts: 1110
Location: Bourrou South West France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah! Those were the remains of a Land Art project in the village.

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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Location: Dorset/hants boarder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hardworkinghippy wrote:
Hi there Pricey !

Have your ladies forgiven us yet for the stoat in the cabin ?

Fabrice is still sporting your "sponsored by" tee shirts....


That was funny, I will ask them later to see if they remember it, good to see the shirts still in use.

The extension looks great, it was just footings when we were there.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hardworkinghippy wrote:
Ah! Those were the remains of a Land Art project in the village.


Right. I had been wondering for days.
Encouraging wasps?
Enclosure for minature Doctor whos?
Lettuce shakers?
Giant maracas?

So it's art. Has it enriched your life any?





More pictures will be online soon
Picasa is cool

Zoe loved the socks BTW, thanks

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely photos, Mr Bluesky.

HWH, that's a fantastic-looking extension going up there!

hardworkinghippy



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Posts: 1110
Location: Bourrou South West France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Vanessa. (Long time no see!)

Unfortunately, we've been ordered to stop building because the roof is not exactly as it was on the plans. When we told him we wanted to change it from the original plan, our architect said to go ahead and that nobody in their right mind would complain because the roof is absolutely typical of the area.

Surprise, surprise - our mayor is insisting that we take it down, so we've had to re-apply for PP. Her reasons are that it's "Shocking against the landscape" and "No effort has been made to plant around the building". I've just spent a week listing (In French and Latin) the established plants around the house and we've put the plans in so we should know the outcome in a few week's time. Ho hum.

Simon, the Land Art saga will only be another rant....

Anyway, this is Mr BlueSky's joyful thread - let's keep the mood sunny - yeah.

I really enjoyed seeing you again Simon, the kids are great !

Greenfoot



Joined: 04 Dec 2007
Posts: 324
Location: The veggie plot or getting stones
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great slideshow Simon - some good pics - we'll see you all sometime in the not too distant future.

Did the boys get a good selection of pebbles and glass?

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 10 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh Irene, what a pain! Why do they have to be such jobs-worths?

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