• Monts de Gueret

    Several Liths and a Limax: a trip to the Monts de Guéret. We’re rather fond of the Monts de Guéret, a very hilly (with an average altitude of 686m) area of chaotic granite close to the principal town of Creuse, and so we took Jackie, who’s visiting, for a look....


  • Radegonde

    There’s a rather nice wood about 45 minutes from here that we go to from time to time – the Bois de Lassoux near Budelière. We have fond memories of it as it’s where we did our first official llama trek way back in 2007. So, having a free day...


  • Les Fragnes to Le Fragne

    From Les Fragnes to Le Fragne The other day we went on a bike ride from our home, Les Fragnes, to a hamlet called Le Fragne in next-door département Indre. From the plural to the singular. Fragne is a version of the French word frêne, which means ash tree. Whilst...


  • Grass-is-greener

    The Grass is always Greener Our llamas now have a bigger, better field. The one they had was already colossal but, since we are fortunate enough to have plenty of land, we decided to let them have some more of it. The inaugural posts for the new field were put...


  • Naturalisation

    To be French, or not to be French… With the insanity of Brexit hanging over Europe like a big black cloud, every now and again I think seriously about naturalisation – claiming French citizenship. But generally not for very long, although I’m giving it increasingly more consideration each time it...