Saturday, February 8, 2014

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

A strong wind overnight. This morning the garden littered with fallen branches.The PON's are in heaven. Nothing as happiness inducing as a shared stick, or two.

Horrors. The BBC has started broadcasting on a new satellite with a different, 'more focused', footprint. As a result Brits in France can no longer pick up the broadcasts from London. Just blank screens where the BBC channels used to be. This means no watching Scotland in the Six Nations Rugby ! Perhaps one of those 10 foot in diameter satellite dishes might do the trick ?


  1. Er, maybe the Beeb are just trying to shield you from a painful evening?

  2. I hope you find a way to follow the rugby that you enjoy (as the six nations is screened here in NZ via a two foot diameter satellite dishes), even if it is listening to the radio (via the web) and using your imagination each time one of the teams scores! Hopefully you will get to see the Scotland vs. France game(in March) on French TV too..

  3. Don't think the PONs are worried about the Rugby as long as they have sticks.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. I'm not sure if the 10ft satellite dish would help in your case if the footprint is now more focused. Check around with other neighbours and friends and see how they're tapping into the signal and what equipment they're using.
    The PON duo are having an incredibly good time with those sticks....Happy Weekend to you all.

  5. Hello, if you follow 'The Local France' on twitter, people are suggesting ways to pick up the BBC without a dish. Love your blog. Suzi

  6. Just wondering if Bob and Sophie have been at work on the Murrayfield pitch?

    1. A subject too sore to discuss ! 20- nil !

  7. and no watching downton abbey? !!!
    how are you going to explain that when your lovely house guest returns this year! or then maybe she doesn't come every year.
    i'd do the ugly dish. at least you'd get reception. and the pon puppies would be in heaven during the installation... barking! supervising! ... barking...

  8. Quelle horreur!
    If the farmer next door can have a Bethlehem star, methinks you can counter with a gargantuan satellite dish.

  9. "Anonymous " seems to be on the right track. Hopefully, there will be a way. Otherwise, you may just have to "dish" it.
    I love to see them happy. PON joy
    has a way of finding it's way into my
    soul when I'm feeling very tried and
    put upon.