• October Observations – or Dismal Dictons Continued

    I haven’t done a sayings (dictons) blog for a week or so – definitely time for one. You could blog full time just about French sayings, there are so many of them! Here’s my pick of October related ones. I’m afraid they’re only a tad less doom-laden than the autumn...


  • Polytunnel Progress

    Chris has been beavering away on the polytunnel on and off for a few weeks, putting brackets and braces up, and getting rails and frames put together. Today we were ready to put the plastic over.  Chris first taped over any sharp bits with powertape, and over the aluminium framework...


  • Dogs Go To Church But Cats Drink Beer

    We’re just back from getting Nessie and the unusually-named Reaper the guinea-pig blessed at church. It’s St Francis’ Day and the fourth animal-blessing ceremony to be held at Nouzerines’ St Clair’s church has taken place. We offered to take Treacle the cat with us, but she said she had more...


  • Still Rabbiting On About Superstitions – And A Giveaway!

    When I was little, it was the thing to say ‘White Rabbits’ three times on the first of each month. It was meant to be lucky. I guess some months it was, and some it wasn’t. I’ve tried to find out where this idea came from, but other than it...


  • Superstitions – Grigris

    I’m going to celebrate the first of October with another giveaway, this time superstition related. So it seemed fitting to have a quick look at some French superstitions – grigris – in this post, my last in September to add a little excitement to the build up! Firstly, what brings...