I would like to introduce everyone to my friend Mij. She lives on the other side of the hills to us and we met, partly due to the death of my dear little cat Pumpkin. It is a long and complicated story which includes Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Maconie's Radio 2 show and a couple of spur-of-the-moment communications, but which ends up with some ex-pats becoming good friends.
These are Mij's knees.
Mij and her husband have retired out here, and like Mr FD, Mr Mij is a keen cyclist. They have been out together a couple of times, cycling the roads around here. We have shared meals and celebrations together and I think it was I who introduced Mij to the world of blogging.
So, if you'd like another interesting blog to follow, or to pop into from time-to-time, I recommend The Happy Hoopoe (with the tagline "Expat Knitting Granny living in France") - a happy melange of knitting, musing and photographs.
Here is a Hoopoe: do you think it's happy?
I will leave you with words from Mij's first post:
This is the hoopoe, and I chose this for the title of my blog because I wanted something with happy in…because I am… and because very occasionally in late spring we see this brightly coloured and very shy bird while we are walking the dog on the small lanes, ‘les petits chemins,’ of this part of rural France. And that IS exciting!
That is just the sort of excitement I like. So now you know this is not going to be the most dramatic blog site that ever was. Erhmm what did you expect from an expat knitting grannie in rural France? Well I won’t be picking on my neighbours like a certain author in Provence that’s for sure, as my neighbours are delightful, friendly and kind.
Oh yes the other title I had in mind was the contented cow… because the fields round here are full of charolais cattle.
Meal plans to come at a later date (probably tomorrow!)
PS On another topic: If you like Swaps and cooking and stuff, you might be interested in joining in with this swap at Butter-and-Buntings