... with getting the newly-acquired HP Z5200ps printer back into good order, as the photo shows.
There is still a small problem with the ink feed on the magenta line, which sometimes is a bit starved. I had to revive the print head by dipping it into very hot water, and after several treatments it started to work OK, but it's not 100% yet. I'll persevere a while longer before giving in and buying a new print head - an expense I would prefer to avoid if possible as they're not cheap.
The weather has been very warm for the last few days, despite the late season, and it was still 30°c at 21H00 yesterday evening ! The wind is set to turn to the north in the middle of the week, however, and our current night time minimums will become nearer the daytime maximums as a consequence, alas.
I'm still on with getting it back up to top performance, but the large photo on the wall, which is a stock photo saved in the machine, bears witness to the fact that I've made considerable progress, since it was printing very little when it first arrived. The toughest job was lifting the thing down three flights of narrow stairs when we picked it up !
... arranged by our local community is always a pleasant occasion. This year the main course was chicken with fried potatoes, and very tasty it was too. The event is held in a small gym, using tables and benches which belong to the village. This year I volunteered to help with the clearing up the day after the event, which turned out to be quite a good move since I came away with a supply of "left-overs" including melons, wine and chicken portions !
.... has been providing well over recent weeks, although not everything has been successful. Carrots have not really done much, and we were a bit too late with getting the peppers into the ground so I suspect they will not have time to grow the fruit before the season ends ... we shall see.
The rainbow chard has been very prolific, as have the courgettes. The melon in the photo is our second so far, and there are quite a few more on their way. In the centre of the photo are leaves of Chinese cabbage.
other day, so that has replenished our water stocks and filled up the pool most effectively. The flowers and vegetables should be safe for the rest of the summer, now.
Have you sampled any of the live recordings of choral music featured on the Moments Musicaux page of the website?
Or there's a Christmas Carol selection available here.
Michel - just an ordinary guy, I guess. A musician by trade and into 'techy' things as 'relaxation'. Originally from the UK, but resident in France for 13 years.