• Just How Dumb Are Turkeys?

    Sheep-proofing the fencing of the Suffolks’ field has had an unforeseen bonus. It’s now also turkey proof so we finally have someone to keep our wandering turkeys safely ensconced. To be fair, they’d been very good on the whole, only occasionally going into Yann’s field next door, or appearing in...


  • Autumn Ride

    No school today because of the strike, so we took advantage of the wonderful weather to have some quality time with Ruadhri and go on a sunny fruit-picking bike ride. We did our usual route in reverse for a change, so for once I wasn’t speeding downhill past this incredible...


  • Schools on Strike

    I can’t believe the kids have been back at school for three weeks. It’s flown by and we’re pretty much in full school routine mode now. I don’t think I shall ever get used to the horribly early Monday morning start, but at least 3 are out of the way...


  • 7 Links (Better Late Than Never)

    Back in July, Sonia Marsh, the Gutsy Writer, nominated me to take part in the Tripbase 7 links challenge. I was very flattered, but we hit a busy patch and I wanted to be able to devote the appropriate time and attention to doing this challenge. I have compiled nearly...


  • Autumn Omens

    We only open the cover a fraction for off-season dips! Autumn, l’automne, has got off to a cracking start in Creuse. Rors and I had a quick skinny dip in the pool on the 21st. The temperature was a bracing 20 degrees, but I managed 30 lengths before my fingers...