• Knitting

    Knitting My fishy egg cosies are currently having their few days of fame on the 2017 Knitting Calendar (published by Andrews McMeel Publishing) so it seemed apt to write a knitting related blog post. I love knitting, and I’ve been doing it, with ever-increasing adventurousness, since I was seven or...


  • Zut, it’s Zeus

    Zut, it’s Zeus Storm Zeus thundered through France yesterday leaving a trail of damage in its wake. Winds reached up to 193 kph at their height. We’d been forecast to have gusts of up to 120 kph but I suspect they may have been a bit stronger than that. We...


  • More Geocaching Gems

    More Geocaching Gems Spring put in a premature appearance for a few days, but has now vanished again, dumping us back into winter. However, we made the most of the good weather when we had it to do some geocaching. We enjoy this past-time and have discovered some amazing historical...


  • 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...