• A Nifty Fruit Picker

    We harvested some more medlars the other day. (I’m very, very fond of this unusual and old-fashioned fruit.) We’d cycled past them many times – a fine crop, high up in a roadside hedge. No-one has showed any interest in them at all, so I decided I’d have them. Reaching...


  • Limoges Leftovers

    We picked Benj up from University in Limoges on Tuesday and did some sightseeing. I blogged about our trip to the aquarium here. Whilst wandering around the city, we came across several of these. This is cockle shell and it makes one of the pligrim routes taken by St Jacques...


  • Something Fishy in Limoges -L’Aquarium du Limoges

    We picked Eldest Son and his washing (grrr!) up from Uni at Limoges yesterday for a brief half-term visit home. And, as usual, since we’re driving all that way, we made the most of the occasion to do some sightseeing in the biggest city in Limousin. Caiti had been staying...


  • Autumn Beauty – Guest Post by Ruadhri Dagg

    Another day of fencing reconstruction and strengthening has kept me and Chris tied up all day, so I handed over the reigns for this blog to ten-year-old Ruadhri today. He disappeared off with my camera and has produced a rather lovely little post. But one quick photo from me first....


  • Pumpkins at Préveranges – Fête de la Citrouille

    To celebrate the start of our off-season, and the build-up to Halloween, we went to the Fête de la Citrouille – Pumpkin Fair – at Préveranges. This village is about 20 km away and is in Cher. Our north-eastern corner of Creuse borders on that departément, and also Indre. Préveranges...