• Moving To France – 10 Top Tips

    I’m delighted to host another guest blog post today. Six years ago to  the day, 13th December 2005, I arrived in France to do some final checks on Les Fragnes before we went ahead and signed the Compromis de Vente. I was so stressed out at the time – planning...


  • Installing the Crèche at Nouzerines

    For starters, here’s a picture of my in my moment of glory at the carol service! Photo provided by Wendy Collier-Parker Today we were at Nouzerines church. Every year, to coincide with the Marché de Noël in the village, there’s a small service aimed at the children to install the...


  • Carols, Challenges and Thank Heavens for Chris

    So, I did my French bible reading at the Carol Service last night. How did it go? “A Veritable Triumph” or “At Least People Knew It Was French” are the headings I would suggest for the French national journaux (newspapers) today! I was really pleased with myself. Caiti had coached...


  • Food Processing

    It was time for a spot of food processing this morning i.e. time to get the chickens out of the field and into the freezer. The three very pretty, light brown labelles have been living on borrowed time for several  months since we kept giving them a reprieve. We can’t...


  • DIY Around The Farm

    The sudden arrival of winter, and Rors still being sick, has meant Chris and I can’t stray far at the moment so we decided today was the day to tackle some jobs around the farm. It was also the day Denis (the llama) decided to escape, but since he made...