• A Busy Sort Of Day

    The last couple of mornings I’ve been getting up early-ish to write an ebook for Chris. Here’s the provisional cover, which needs some smartening up with Gimp. It’ll be available from Chris’s carp fishing holiday directory at www.findthelake4.me in the next few days. After writing, I went out to do...


  • Paris Nice 2012: Daggs See Day Three

    We’re just back home from watching the 70th Paris Nice cycle race flash past us at Aigurande, about 30 km away, its closest point to Chez Dagg. We had a disastrous journey there. I’d intended to go along some minor roads to end up north of Aigurande on the D990....


  • Mission Printemps – Spring Mission: Counting Worms

    This spring there’s a worm census going on in France. Urbanisation, intensive farming, pesticides and global warming – these are all having an effect on the French earthworm population. And since there hasn’t been a census to map their type and population density since the 1970s, scientists at the University...


  • French Chicks and Hairy Chests

    Eldest Son came home from Uni for a few days last week (it’s the winter holidays in our zone of France). I was slightly startled when one of his first questions to me was “What’s the best way to remove chest hair”? The alarm mainly came from the fact he...


  • Breakdown – or Beware the Third of March

    The third of March isn’t a good day for Daggs. Three years ago on this day Chris was bitten by a fox when he and Benj were trying to release it from a snare. We went to see the doctor who was convinced that Chris would have to go through...