25th April Forecast rain - what we got - Golden sunshine all afternoon

Perhaps that is the micro climate of Charente Maritime.  Lucky us.

It has been a day of can do.  I have been having problems with the pool filter not working but I just gave it a little French attitude after trying desperately for one and a half hours.   A couple of hours off over lunch and voila - working hard again.  Then, the lawnmower wouldn't start but again a little TLC and patience and a little clearing of grass from its nether regions and voila - off Mo went (my daughter has named her Mo).  I think I will name the pool pump too - perhaps Phillipe the Pool Pump