• 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...


  • Mayday

    Mayday, Mayday The rain is pounding on the window and the wind is howling. It’s hard to think it’s been to be 1 May tomorrow. It really has been a very strange spring. It’s been cold, then a little bit warmer, then a lot colder, and doesn’t show any signs...


  • Com-Com Compost

    Com-Com Compost We have three new compost bins at the bargain price of €20 each, thanks to a subsidy from Com-Com. Com-Com is short for the Communauté de Communes du Pays du Boussac. http://www.cc-paysdeboussac.fr/ This intercommunal administrative set-up for the fifteen communes in and around Boussac was founded in 1992....