bored of the flies…..


The sun has finally, if temporarily, ceased its curmudgeonly behaviour and has had the good seasonal grace  to put on its hat and come out to play.Summer’s forte lies in promises rather than foreplay and as these promises are so often unfulfilled we are normally caught with our pants on; which overdressed state is no way to enjoy the good seeing to that summer is about to give us. The fly curtain is up, signalling open door time, and it’s time for a post coital glass of wine after summer’s first delicious embrace.

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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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20 Responses to bored of the flies…..

  1. MELewis says:

    I’ll drink to that! Hope the sun is promiscuous enough to spread some of the love around here.

  2. Nadia says:

    Fly curtains always signal the return of summer – and wasps…

    • …we’ve been lucky in that the wasps that appear around and,on occasion, in our house are not at all aggressive …they’re big but I just put a glass over them and slide a card underneath and put them out the window. I used to find wasps very intimidating and this has changed my view completely. I do a blog when the buggers sting me:)

  3. Mad Dog says:

    I’ve noticed that flies don’t like a breeze but they seem to like bright sunlit rooms. When London gets hot and humid the electric fan works wonders – I stay cool and the flies leave home.

  4. All our windows and doors have screens. I like that.

  5. Eha says:

    All seems well in your early summer Vendee: words like ‘foreplay’ and ‘post-coital’ surely would not arrive in print otherwise . . . But it seems to me we Down Under could still teach you the importance of using the ‘Aussie wave’ . . . 🙂 !!!

    • I’m interested to know more about the “Aussie wave”….:)

      • Eha says:

        *laugh* Well, with hand sideways onto your face, move it endlessly left>right>left etc 😀 !! All summer!! Kind’of ‘normal’ here . . . A better bet would be ‘THE’ hat: fasten used wine corks onto short pieces of string . . . perforate edges of summer hat a few inches apart and hang these all around the brim : pretty much same idea as your fly curtain, which does work methinks but is not the most aesthetic item in your home!!!!! Yep, simple folk us Colonials 🙂 !!

      • Brilliant….love the “wave”:)

  6. Heading back to Spain at the end of the month and not looking forward to the flies attracted by the goats nearby!

  7. Do those fly curtains really work?

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