• Winter and Wind Turbines – L’Hiver et les Eoliennes

    As usual, Creuse has hurled itself full throttle into winter. Last Thursday it was mild and pleasant, but on Friday it was cold, wet, windy and grey. The cycling season has screeched to a halt and it’s time to hunker down, apart from a couple of bracing walks each day...


  • Follicles, Fighting and Fables – Wool Course at Le Dorat

    Friday, as well as being Eldest Son’s 20th birthday – wow! – was my wool course at Le Dorat. It was organised by Laines Locales Réseau Limousin, a group for wool crazy people like me. This particular training day was to do with determining wool quality. I thought I’d give...


  • Sunflowers, Spying and a Couple of Santas

    We finally got Ruadhri back to school today after a week off with some awful virus or another. He still looks peaky but he was keen to go. So at last Chris and I could  get back on the bikes again and go for a good blast. We’ve been going...


  • Calendriers de l’Avent – Advent Calendars

    We hung our Advent Calendar up this morning, all ready for the 1st of December tomorrow. We have a beautiful one which was made by Caiti’s wonderful godmother Janet Lane. As you can see, it’s a Christmas tree with rick-rack tinsel and 24 little pads of velcro sewn on. In...


  • Long Lorries and Missing Mince Pies

    Driving into Boussac yesterday to post the first of the Christmas parcels (be impressed – be very impressed: this is me being organised!), I was delayed by a rotor blade. It was being delivered to eolienne (wind turbine) 6 or 7. The incredibly long lorry was manoeuvring to back down...