• Sarzay Castle – Chateau du Sarzay: DIY Castle Restoration

    The site at Sarzay. Chapel tower on the right. We had a second family summer outing last week, this time to Sarzay Castle – chateau du Sarzay. It’s only about half an hour away, very close to La Chatre. I have no idea why it’s taken us five years to...


  • Croix de Peuple – The People’s Cross

    A couple of days ago, Chris, Rors and I went for a bike ride to the Croix de Peuple  a few kilometres outside Vijon in Indre. Neither of our idle teens felt like joining us this time! The Croix de Peuple is a tremendous iron cross on a stoney platform...


  • Oh Auntie and Farm News

    Well, I’ve sold 4 copies of Oh Auntie on Kindle and 7 on Smashwords – and I didn’t buy any of them! A very slow start, but that’s OK. I haven’t actually done any publicity for the book. I just wanted to get an ebook out there to see how...


  • Tour de France – Costs and Benefits

    The peloton on 9 July at Nouzerines I’m suffering from Tour de France withdrawal symptoms. For three weeks we had the telly on in the background in the afternoons, so we could keep tabs on what was going on and sit down and concentrate for the exciting bits. The cats...


  • In-faux-mation

    We’re used to journalists getting things wrong when they write about us and our llamas in papers or magazines, but the lastes example takes things to extremes. The Pays du Limousin summer special lists things to do and see in Limousin over July and August. A guy showed up a...