• Speed Limits

    All Slow Down The new speed limit of 80 kph on roads that used to be 90 kph has been in force for ten days now. These roads are routes départementales – single carriageway roads with no central reservation i.e. minor roads. I’m getting used to trundling around 11.11% slower...


  • Sarzay

    Sarzay Last week we had an outing to the Chateau de Sarzay, a beautiful castle not too far away in neighbouring Indre. We’d last visited it in 2011 so felt it was time to have another look, and show it off to our visitor, Jackie. You can tell it’s worth...


  • 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...