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Flowers..

Good morning ๐ŸŒผโ˜€๏ธ

From Bea! She said for your friends on the forum!

She is keeping me up with our gardening endeavour! She sent me 6 photos. The hortensias look nice..with that touch of purple..

Well Saturday is market day in Hyรจres, last week I filled up a bag of fresh fruit and vegs for 5โ‚ฌ40 courgettes, fennels, new potatoes, then another 5โ‚ฌ for raspberries, strawberries and nectarines.

Itโ€™s for Mum really, sheโ€™d rather pull things out of her freezer and pop them in the microwave when she is alone I know but when we are together she eats.

They are announcing a heatwave in the 30s, reminding elderly people to sip all day etc and telling us about the 20,000 deaths we had last year!

Honestly..so gardens and flowers, water and showers ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•

Have a nice day xx

Fran

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Lovely picture Fran. Our garden is a blaze of colour but our water butts are empty and using the hose with a meter water is expensive, so at the moment it is very bedraggled. Not had any rain for weeks and being next to the north sea the wind is always blowing. Yesterday it was only 16 here inland it was 28. It makes breathing for me much better guess you can't have it all. But damn it I would love to get rid of t his sweater. Enjoy your weekend. Jane๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒน

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Thank you Jane ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yes the northern sea wind keeps rain and germs at bay ๐Ÿ€

Here down Mumโ€™s in the south of France it will definitely be a hot day. I was at the market at 8 am and already found it stifling!

Still I can go to the local swimming pool and practice my breathing exercises in the sunshine. Water was lovely at 5pm yesterday. Canโ€™t have it all๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a lovely weekend too xx

Fran

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Beautiful picture Fran, the hydrangea is lovely. Well done Bea!

Fill your bags with lots of fresh goods and enjoy being with your mum. She must enjoy having you there.

Take care, itโ€™s another scorcher here so Pete will stay indoors and Iโ€™ll just pop round to see the grandkids.

Lots of love xxx ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆ

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Thank you Carole!! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’“

I got yellow courgettes, tiny new potatoes, bananas and peaches today.

Yes she had a bad night, cramps in the legs. I said make sure you sip water throughout the day.

It is supposed to climb up to 38 so they said at the kiosk. They tend to exaggerate around here ๐Ÿ˜‚ it attracts the tourists I suppose. The problem with this town is itโ€™s all uphill so Mum canโ€™t go anywhere anymore.

Enjoy the grandkids!!

Love xx

Fran

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Love to you and your mum. Stay cool. Getting hotter here around 27 I think.

Grandkids will be great Iโ€™m sure.

Xxx ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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Hi Fran, Buenas Dia Carino y su Mama tambien. Beautiful Flowers so kind of Beau to think of us all. Your Temp is much higher than here in UK wer'e about 30, and in Spain much Higher like south of France. Your mum is so lucky to have you there caring for her. People tend to say to me "You can cope with this heat after living in Spain all those years" Errm NO, I say, I had air conditioning on throughout the summer Months, For me it was a Way of Life, which I miss a thousand fold. Yes, My Flowers are so deep in Colour and I enjoy every day looking at them, We have started the Wild garden in a Bottom Corner of the Garden, hoping the Poppies come back again. Keep yourself and your Mum Cool and well. Hasta Pronto, Abrazos y Besitos. XXXX

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โ€œFlowers deep in colourโ€ thatโ€™s wonderful Cariรฑa Carolina!! ๐ŸŒท

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸปMuchas Gracias ๐Ÿ’žIgualmente!!! xxx

Fran

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What a pretty picture Fran than you. And I can just imagine the Market and the fresh fruits and vegetables...lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š. Our veggie garden is doing beautifully...I am regularly sending my daughters like giant songbirds to pick and eat all the strawberries and tayberries straight from the plants lol...they love it. I am hoping to be out a little inour garden today maybe...just for a sit...no digging I promise!! I feel a little stronger.

No hosepipe ban for you then??!! We have been warned no baths, No washing the car, no wasting water...amazing given we had 3 months of rain not so long ago๐Ÿ˜‚. Theyhhavent the facilities to store it i suppose.

Lots of love, look after yourself and your mum...enjoy the weather xxx

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Such a lovely story of your daughters and songbirds in your garden my dear Anne ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ฆ

No, we have had a year of rain and floods and natural catastrophes so plenty of water to go round! Scaremongers I tell you ๐Ÿ˜‚

If you wish to dig my dear Anne please do so it means you are feeling better ๐Ÿ’–

I never have a bath and I donโ€™t own a car, I am an old reformed hippy looking out for the planet ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ˜ƒeating organic food and living on herbal teas and essential oils! Well I have a certain weakness for George Clooney Nespresso and other goodies..โ˜บ๏ธsuch as football matches!! Allez les Bleus!!๐Ÿ’™

Lots of love xx๐Ÿ’ž

Fran

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Allez les bleus bien sur!!! Not long now...๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โšฝ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜‰

Good for you looking out for the planet. I only bath my babies as they are frightened of the shower ha ha...but they all climb in together old fashioned style so that's kinder on the planet I think!

Yes to good coffee and George Clooney...mm...๐Ÿ˜โค

Have a good day honey xxx

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Morning Fran, please tell Bea " Thank you very much ". I find flowers so soothing whether in the flesh or pictured. I hope you and your mum have a nice day. I'm still hiding indoors as I've never liked the heat. I was pregnant with my first baby all through the summer months of my first year in Malta ( husband Royal Navy) so I hadn't got acclimatised. The following two years were okay when only idiots went out in the heat of the day Sheila xx

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I will Sheila thank you!!!๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒผ

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Thank you, thank you, Fran and Bea โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’› I love flowers and pictures of flowers too. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน

Weโ€™ve got lots in pots here and the watering is onerous in this heat. Weโ€™re also on a water meter for the first time, so might live to regret so many pots.....but moving from a big garden was hard in some ways. Losing hedge cutting on four long sides was easy though! And hours of lawn cutting! But my friends the flowers, I miss!

Have a good day, Fran, somewhere cool, and do hope you and your Mum enjoy the lovely fresh fruits and veg from your early market visit. ๐ŸŒน

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Itโ€™s true that water is free in France and Switzerland for that matter, if not it comes in bottles ๐Ÿ˜ƒtinted ones more like ๐Ÿ˜‚

Mum is happy in her aircon and that is what it is going to be for a week or so. I will go back after the match.

Now Im going to picnic in my hotel room with the telly and the papers then have a nap and go for a swim xxx

Love Fran ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ž

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Gosh for one moment i thought you had bought 40 courgettes but i can now see that would be the cents after the Euro.i hope you have saved some money for a small wager on your beloved countrymen disposing of the noisy neighbours in Argentina but perhaps given our son George was born there i should be neutral today. :)

love Ski's and Scruffs xx

p,s in reality "je crie pour la france"

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Crie fort mon cher Skis ๐ŸŽฟ !!!!! x

Fran

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D,accord mon cher ami. :) xx

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Hi Fran and Bea, lovely photo. Our hydrangea hasn't flowered yet. Another hot day here again. Enjoy your weekend. Majt

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Thank you Majt ๐Ÿ˜Š Where is the rest of my post gone?? I didnโ€™t even know the name of that purple flower. It is lovely.

Bea says it has been hot. We are getting the pure cool dyson for the flat for when I come back. They will have put in the new windows and I canโ€™t stand dust and chemicals.

Enjoy the nice weather ๐Ÿ’›

Fran x

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What a beautiful summery photo. My hydrangea is quite out yet. We also have a clematis absolutely covered with buds so we should have a wonderful display soo. Please thank Bea for taking the photo. I do look forward to seeing them.

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I am sure you are Helen. Flowers are a joy. I will tell thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š x

Fran

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Lovely photo, Fran. How nice of Bea to think of us all! Have a good day and don't get too hot! xx Moy

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Thank you Moy ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ll tell her, she is a good and caring girl!

It is hot but once I go to the swimming pool although it is an effort I cool down for the day. Have a nice Sunday Moy xx ๐ŸŒธ

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Just to be a complete and utter kill joy, where I am in SW London,Surrey we are being threatened with a .....

wait for it..... A hose pipe ban!! Remember those bloomin' nuisance's? So far from ideal for the wonderful flowers you show us.

Very hot&humid today so not intending to achieve anything much....apart from making it through until tomorrow, lol !

Enjoy your Sunday.

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Poor you..I said the other day with all the floods etc canโ€™t Thames Water stock their reservoirs??

Good luck through the heatwave xx

Fran

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Oh many thanks ! ..when it gets too bad,shall I ask you to send me some H2O......in the post!!?? Seriously,according to the news,we had a "dry-ish" year,so at some point,there may well be some problems.!

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Ok youโ€™ll need to wash with Evian bottle water ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Beautiful garden Fran , enjoy your stay with your Mom and take it easy.

Alles Gute ,๐ŸŒน

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Thank you Susan ๐Ÿ˜Š Hope you are fully recovered. Gute Besserung x

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Danke vielmals ๐Ÿ˜ Fran, gleichfalls ๐Ÿ˜˜

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