• Wednesday Warm Up

    It’s minus 4.3 degrees C and falling fast out there, so time for something warming. And what better than pumpkin soup! Regular readers will know of my love/hate relationship with pumpkins. Only veggies beginning with p seem to grow well at Les Fragnes so we end up with pommes de...


  • Snow On Tuesday – It’s Cold In Creuse

    I’m cancelling Cheese on Tuesday this week because of the snow. We’ve waited all winter for it, so now that it’s here, it’s time for a snowy blog. Boursin can wait yet another week! Nessie surveys the scene It’s not the snowiest it’s ever been here at Les Fragnes, but...


  • The Great Pig Experience

    Today I have a guest post from Chris! He went on a pig-keeping course at the weekend and here’s what he has to say about it. As visitors to our gite and fishing lakes will be aware, we are building up an old style farm with a selection of animals....


  • Snow White And The Seven Arts

    A slightly snowy scene OK, Snow White first. The first proper snow of this winter has started to fall. It’s rather slushy snow and I can’t see it hanging round long, but at least it’s snow. Rors is delighted, the youngest cats are puzzled, since it’s the first they’ve seen,...


  • Mystery Solved – Or Why Part Of My Fiat is Missing

    You may recall that back in July last year I was totally, but delightedly, gobsmacked when my 10 year old, long suffering Fiat Stilo with its part-time electronic dashboard passed its Contrôle Technique. I think I may know why. Now, you know how those 5 minute jobs never turn out...