• Hidden Treasures of Bois du Lassoux

    Boxing Day saw us geocaching again. We went for it big time, tackling our first multi-cache challenge. This one had been set by zephyrsailor. There were seven caches altogether to find, but we had to find all of the first six because each one gave a digit to slot into...


  • Deer Me – No Place for Snares

    We set out for a brisk walk on Christmas morning since a) it was sunny and bright, and b) the likelihood of me being able to round everyone up for exercise after dinner was extremely low. So we set off on one of our usual strolls through the woods into...


  • Caching in on Christmas – Geocaching, Gold Mines, Muggles and Viaducs

    The weather finally cleared on Christmas Eve and, since most of us were feeling better after going down with various coughs and colds, we headed off for a spot of geocaching. Chris, Rors and I haven’t done any for ages, and Caiti and Benj had never had a go. So...


  • Merry Christmas!

    Well, I’m going to take a few days off from blogging and writing. So today I shall wish you Bonnes Fêtes and leave you with a poem that I must have written forty years ago, if not longer! I was an unstoppable poem writer as a child, and Christmas was...


  • Dreaming of a Wet Christmas

    Haven't had the helicoptor by yet ... We had a pre-Christmas shock a short while ago. A vanload of gendarmes pulled up outside the house and a significant amount of firepower clambered out. It was gone four o’clock, three days before Christmas. Surely they weren’t here to check Chris’s gun...