Saturday, 28 June 2014

Weevil in the Desert

These large black weevils were common in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. I saw many live ones and many sunbleached remains.
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Car News: The good news is that we have our keys back. Simon picked them up from the Auberge in Cour Cheverny on Thursday while I took clients around the chateau. Other good news is that Célestine's gearbox is fixed. The bad news is that the gearbox repair alerted the mechanic to the fact that she needed a new clutch and the new clutch is not working well with the new gearbox. Plus the alternator has decided not to work for some mysterious reason none of us understand. Meanwhile, Claudette soldiers on, but she needs a bit of attention and is starting to huff and puff in hot weather when in slow moving traffic. We don't have clients for a few days now so it gives us a chance to get Claudette to the mechanic too.
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Veggie Vending Machine: Due to reader interest I have updated the Vegetable Vending Machine in Villandry post to show a photo of the labels with details of the French distributor and the German manufacturer.

1 comment:

  1. "Plus the alternator has decided not to work for some mysterious reason none of us understand."....

    She's a Cit....
    and an elderly girl, to boot....
    they all throw electrical hissy-fits...
    at totally unpredictable and un-timely-times!!

    And, as you've no clients for a few days...
    TAKE A REST!!

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