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To cheer us all up during this soggy June, here are some faithfully reproduced excerpts from the instruction manual for the power augur we’ve just bought (to bore holes for fence posts):

Gasoline planter is designed for drilling and grubbing of yam and burdock planting holes, holes of radio detector, holes of fencing poles …. holes of trees fertilizing and winter whiffing on the ice, ect.

Full attention and gingerliness are requested for using of this machine.

Users must be in the state of regain consciousness while seperation.

Utterly prohibited the using of the machine after drinking, drug-talking or in the stat state of tiredness and sickness.

Never operating this machine in rainy days, because it possible cause operator slip due to slippery ground.

Upright the machine,on hand grasp the framepress it downwards.another hand pull the recoil starter start the engine.

Please pay more attention when operating the incline rock ground surface.

Somtime,pullthe drill bit upwards, then press it downwards is recommended.

All suggestions for what ‘winter whiffing on the ice’ means are welcome!

Bike Fancy Dress

A photo blog today with pics of Ruadhri’s bike fancy dress entry.¬† Here is a llama bike and his Peruvian boy.

The llama bike arrives

There was a good turnout. They all cycled round the village twice.

Round the bend

There was a ‘gouter’ afterwards of brioche, sweets and fizzy orange – good healthy stuff! It was a great event – let’s hope they’ll do it again next year!

The final strait

Fete-al Attraction

The Nouzerines Fete is nearly here, and it promises to be even more lively than usual. The sad thing is that the last few years have seen rotten weather for the two days it’s on. However, at present the forecast is good for the 5th and 6th of June.

I love fetes, and always have. The highlight of the year when I was a child in Ipswich was the Co-Op Fete in Christchurch Park. It was brilliant! The French ones we’ve been to have been mainly very small-scale affairs, but there’s something about the atmosphere I love. The stalls are often tacky and, these days, hideously expensive, but who cares! The refreshments are usually 99% sugar but my system can take it. The children tire of wandering around aimlessly way before I do. They just don’t get fetes.

Now, I need help please. One of the children’s activities at Nouzerines is fancy dress for bicycles. I cheerily signed up a month or so ago, thinking I’d have loads of ideas, but my creativity has completely dried up. (Hence no blog for nearly a fortnight either.) If anyone has ever done anything similar, or has a brilliant suggestion, do please let me know! I’ve thought about a dragon or the World Cup mascot Zakumi (a green and yellow leopard – I was convinced he was a lion till I came across an official description of him!), but hmm, they’re not particularly awe-inspiring.

Au secours !