• A Silver Day

    It’s our silver wedding anniversary today. Here we are on our big day 25 years ago, 9th August 1986 at St Mary Magdalene Church in Westerfield, Suffolk. The Church celebrated its 900th anniversary that same year. I can’t believe a quarter of a century has gone by. We’ve done a...


  • Angry Birds (or maybe just hungry)

    Swallow chicks in one of the stables


  • Perles du Bac – Pearls of Wisdom in Bac Answers

    My two teens took their Bacs this year. The Bac – Baccalaureat – is the set of exams kids take at the end of their second and third years at lycée. I blogged about it here. Here are some pearls of wisdom that appeared in students’ answers to this year’s...


  • Politically Incorrect Food

    France isn’t known for its subtlety so it’s not really a surprise to come across some food items that make you wince slightly. I’ve blogged about Banania before. This chocolatey drink is an institution in France, although it’s slowly losing its place on the supermarket shelves. I’m positive that a...


  • Birthday

    It was my birthday on the first of August. And despite the fact that I’m now in the last year of my forties, it was a great day! Caiti made me some beautiful presents. I’ve tried several times over the years to teach her how to use the sewing machine,...