• A Fatter France

    I’m still not up to full blogging power so another quickie today. I’ve blogged before about the misleading received wisdom that women don’t get fat in France. They do! However, it is true that the world’s skinniest person was French, and he was born on this day, April 10th (although...


  • Too Much Concrete

    Thanks to Twitter, Sunday has become the day when writers post up a sample of one of their works on their website and Tweet enthusiastically about it to tempt readers. I’ve been flat on my back on the sofa for most of today, thanks to a nasty bug that Rors...


  • Easter Morning – Treasure, Lambs (Chocolate) And Seeds

    I was up at the crack of dawn – well, OK, 7 o’clock but it felt like the crack of dawn – laying out the clues for the Ruadhri’s Easter Egg treasure hunt and Caiti’s Easter geocache trail. It’s our Easter tradition to make the kids work for their chocolate....


  • Expat Blog Hop

    Expats everywhere, please join in a blog hop on 23rd April. It’s intended as a bit of fun and to attract new readers to your blog. I’ve been in a couple of hops now and they really do draw in the crowds. Please do a post on that day about...


  • Letter From The Président

    I’ve been rather neglecting politics lately, having been preoccupied with anglers and sheep. (Still no lamb or lambs from No. 27. No. 28 is a little less splotchy now. We’re still giving her a dietary supplement on her granules twice a day – easy peasy – and that penicillin injection...