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Wagon. A cranky contary female / an ugly female. She\'s some wagon eh?

wagon. wagon - an awful woman. than one is such a wagon!

wagon. a woman thats a bitch. dat ones a right wagon.

Wagon. A cantankerous old woman.. Yer wan's some wagon, I asked her could I feed the seagulls and she lifted me out of it!

wagon. car or other mode of transport. i'll drive my waggon.

Wanderly Wagon. A much loved Irish children's TV program which ran from 1968 to 1982

Sunday 12 February 2012

-12C and counting

There has been no let up in the freezing temperatures here in Cereste, some days it does make it up above zero, but not every day, and not for long ! The horses seem to be managing well, I have never seen Gigi with such a thick coat.

Furry Gigi

And am I imagining it or are her sand cracks disappearing ?

Time will tell, I've seen this before, but never with so much distance between the coronary band and the sand crack. With the sub zero temperatures the ground is of course rock hard, and this has taken its toll on both of our horses feet, and Gigi is a little tender footed. Flurry's hinds were protected with PHW wraps, but one of these has worn through at the sole and is now sitting on his hoof like a donut !

Worn thru PHW
It'll need some powerful cutters to remove it ! But it is still on the hoof and not pressing into the coronet.

So with all the bad weather and no riding to be had, we console ourselves with food, roast quail with a honey sauce, Carmargue red rice, and the first of the broad beans from North Africa via LeClerc in Apt ! Recipe in our Recipe section.


  1. Wow, it's cold over there!

    Glad the horses are coping well and you have some yummy food to console yourselves with! That quail looks delicious!

    We were so disappointed that the match was cancelled last night but it was madness to be trying to play at 9pm on such a cold night in the first place!

    Murray's French cousin is visiting with us for the weekend - we had great fun ribbing her over it!

    take care in the that cold weather,
    Clive & Murray

    1. Great disappointment here too, we only put the TV on just after nine (French time!) as we had non Rugby guests for dinner, to be met by NO RUGBY.

  2. It was -14 Friday night here, Sat morning we woke to the most amazing hoar frost and it didn't stop freezing all day. Today (Sun) it's started to thaw.

  3. Gigi looks amazing - the hairy coat suits her. We had spring here today :-)

  4. Wow, Gigi looks great with her coat and his he looks great with her tender footer. Still craving for your delicious and yummy dish :)

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  5. Minus 17 here the other night, but temperatures are set to rise this week, hopefully it'll do the same where you are.....

  6. We're expecting a balmy -7 tonight