• Oh No, Noël is Coming

    Oh boy, it’s the Christmas season. The ads on telly began a week or so back. When we were in Limoges at half term collecting Benj, the Christmas lights were being put up. Gueret and Boussac have theirs in place now, and so does Nouzerines, but only because the glowing...


  • Autumn on the Farm

    Is there any such thing as a typical autumn day here at Les Fragnes? Definitely not. Everything depends on the weather and what has suddenly cropped up as being unputoffable. We have a ‘to do’ list to keep us vaguely on track but that rarely gets stuck to for long...


  • Halloween Round-Up

    Following on from yesterday’s blog about Halloween preparations, here’s how the flayed face came out – not too bad. The blue dye from the M&Ms ran a bit unfortunately. Olives work best as eyes but we didn’t have any in. However, despite appearances it tasted wonderful. Caiti was a very...


  • Last Minute Halloween

    Halloween this year is a rather last minute affair. That’s unusual for us. With our Irish background, we adore the festival and usually go slightly over the top with it. But there have been too many trips to Limoges recently and various other events cropping up so we’ve been short...


  • Fabulous Fête de la Laine at Felletin – Wonderful World of Wool

    Caiti and I had an outing this afternoon to the twelfth Fête de la Laine (wool festival) at Felletin in our departément of Creuse. I think we last went three years ago, and it’s come on in leaps and bounds since then. It’s more than twice the size now and...