• Meet Sidney the Canary

    Meet Sidney the Canary A couple of weeks ago I bought a canary. I can’t remember why exactly, except that I’d been vaguely thinking of getting one for a little while and we just happened to be in a shop selling pets as well as chainsaws, which is what we’d...


  • Cycling to Ste Sévère

    Cycling to Ste Sévère The Big Freeze has come to a slow end and, although we have hideous weather today which blew the back off the guinea-pig cage overnight (fortunately our girl stayed safe) we have had a few very pleasant spring-like days. This gave us a chance to get...


  • Huarizos Revisited

    I’ve blogged about huarizos a number of times since we’ve had a few batches of births of them over the years. I defined them as male alpaca / female llama crosses, as that’s which way round ours were, but I may have got that wrong. Opinion was divided online as...


  • French Facts and Figures

    French Facts and Figures 2016 French Food Friday is giving way to French Fact and Figures Friday this week. We’ve been so busy sawing and lugging overhanging branches this week, taking advantage of the frozen lakes, that I’ve been too tired to do my homework on an item of food....


  • French Food Friday, and the Big Freeze

    French Food Friday, and the Big Freeze Running a bit behind with French Food Friday this week, but better late than never. The featured food today is Palets de Pleyben, a biscuit from Brittany. There was a pack of these in our Christmas food hamper, and I’d never come across...