• Rentrée for Ruadhri

    Rentrée for Ruadhri So it’s the rentrée – back to school – and it’s a big occasion this year as Ruadhri starts at lycée, which is roughly the equivalent to sixth form college but is for three years and kids start when they’re 15. Rors is going to Lycée Jean...


  • Bird-day news

    Bird-day News It’s been quite a week for birds. Last weekend I discovered I’d been outwitted again by a pair of critters with brains the size of a pinhead, namely Gus the zebra finch and his consort, an unnamed female. A month or so back we found Tina, Gus’s first...


  • Bird-day news

    Bird-day News It’s been quite a week for birds. Last weekend I discovered I’d been outwitted again by a pair of critters with brains the size of a pinhead, namely Gus the zebra finch and his consort, an unnamed female. A month or so back we found Tina, Gus’s first...


  • Catchup

    Catching up My blogging mojo abandoned me for a while there – that, and I always forget how busy and tiring (in a nice way) summer is. There’s gardening and extra animal watering to add to all the usuals of daily family and business life, and not forgetting obligatory cycling...


  • Keep calm

    Keep Calm And Don’t Panic If Your Child Won’t Revise! Like hundreds, thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of other parents, this weekend I’ve been looking up on the internet about how to deal with the problem of the exam-facing but non-revising teen. The Brevet des Collèges is just around the...