• Quick Taste of Haute Touche

    We are just back in from a fabulous day out – our first for a couple of years we think, seriously. Boy, do we need a holiday! Anyway, we went up to the parc animalier at Haute Touche in Indre. I’ll write about it properly tomorrow, but in the meantime...


  • Debt Today and Yesterday

    We have piles of old magazines here at Les Fragnes. And by old, I mean very old. Many are one hundred years old, some nearly one hundred and fifty. I have an ongoing dilemma of what to do with them. For now they can continue to gather dust and provide...


  • How NOT To Leave Your Drive and Survive Accommodation

    Well, seen everthing now! This is how we found the fishing cabin this morning, after the group of lads that had rented it for a week left. When they arrived it was spotless. Clients are asked to leave the facilities as they found them. Anyone out there in the hospitality...


  • A Bad, Sad Bastille Day

    I’m writing this at 3 am. Can’t sleep. Yesterday was a Bad Day. It started off OK in the morning. We went for a family bike ride. We headed into Tercillat, and then took a road we’d never been along before. Along it we came across the steepest hill we’ve...


  • Tour de France Publicity Caravan Trivia

    Skoda sponsor the TdF and provide 300 vehicles for it each year This year, 2011, the caravan, a 45-minute long procession, consists of : 160 crazy vehicles 600 people 33 brand names 16 million freebies 12 gendarmes 4 traffic regulator motorcyclists 3 medical cars   A couple of other facts. Each...