15 mars 2012

Stuck in the Mud

            There has been so much rain lately that it has severely damaged the road leading down from our flat. Great holes, some up to 50cm in depth, have appeared in the road... which has already blocked more than one car from going up. We had a collection day with the neighbours last week, where we all went a bit further up the road to a stony field, brought some large stones and pieces of roof-tile down and filled up the worst of the holes. The following photos show... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2012

Tying the knot

           Took the car to the garage this morning for an oil change and to get the air-conditioning sorted out, as there seems to be a leak somewhere. The mechanic behind the counter received a phone call while we were there and put the caller - apparently one of his employees - on loudspeaker. "Hello?" "Hello, good morning, I won't be able to come in today." "Why not?" "My tie's not working." "What do you mean, your tie's not working?" "Well, the knot's come undone." "Never... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2011

Never ask a question if you don't want to know the answer.

              Emily and the Car Saga                           20th August. Search for car and scooter on used car newspapers and specialist garages. 23rd August. Find white 3-door air-conditioned 206 HDI through newspaper. Visit car two blocks away, test-drive car, the odd funny noise and bump on the bodywork but otherwise OK. Selling price... [Lire la suite]
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