• Counting in French – the Vexing Vicesimal

    A lot of people find French numbers confusing. And, let’s face it, they are. Instead of ‘seventy-eight’ you have to say ‘sixty-eighteen’ and since there isn’t a nice, handy equivalent of ‘ninety-nine’, well, you have to go with ‘four-twenties-nineteen’. I’ve acclimatised. In the early days, if I was taking down...


  • Kitchen Capers

    My kitchen is currently chaotic. You’ll remember from this post that I’m currently undergoing training in food hygiene. The trainer will be visiting me next Thursday to draw up a plan on how we can manage kitchen cleanliness when making meals for our visitors. So Chris and I have been...


  • Best of Blog in France … Download It For Free!

    Best of Blog in France is here! In fact, here at Smashwords to be precise. It’s my selection of the best posts and photos from the first two years of Blog in France. Yes, I’ve been blogging since July 2009, although only very intermittently to start with. Signing up for...


  • How To Be Clean In French

    Yesterday I had the first day of the obligatory course in food hygiene that all persons have to attend who so much as touch a single piece of food destined to be eaten by someone else. We offer a meals package to anglers, so therefore that includes us. There’s another...


  • A Bike, A Banana And A Camera

    The three trigger-happy members of the Dagg household headed off for a session at the shooting club this morning, so I got on my bike armed with a banana to keep me going and my camera – as ever. I wanted to go and see what was going on at...