• Rentrée Countdown Continued

    Rentrée Day (R) – 8: Definitely time to check that you’ve got bus passes for your children if they’re using la ramassage scolaire (school transport), and that you have the timetable. Ours all arrived a week or so ago. Rors doesn’t have a bus pass for his primary school transport....


  • Stormy Summer

    The summer storms, running a bit late this year, are energetically continuing in central France. Last night they finished off my gazebo, the People Republic of China’s best. Not. It had sustained damage in a light breeze the first time we put it up. We erected it again a few...


  • Countdown to the Rentrée: Part 1

    Only 13 days to go till the Rentrée – whether that’s an unlucky or lucky amount of days depends on whether you’re a pupil or a parent! It’s hard to believe the kids have been off nearly two months, but still aren’t going back yet. Nine weeks is quite a...


  • Can You Cope With The Canicule?

    A hot turkey with a hot alpaca in the background It’s canicule time in central France – i.e. there’s a heatwave. However, not officially yet in Creuse, although Allier and Puy de Dôme, just to the east of us, are marked as such areas with a pending ‘vigilance orange’. To...


  • Kindles, Skins, Scans and Opportunites

    My Kindle with its GelaSkin cover I haven’t blogged about my Kindle and writing here for a long while. I generally save those posts for my other blog at http:www.bookarecool.com, but I thought it was time for an update here. First of all, my Kindle has been transformed. The kids...