• Blog 1, France 0

    Well, I’m delighted. This blog won an award this week – the Expat Focus Recommended Website Award. It’s given to “outstanding expat websites” which meet Expat Focus’s four criteria: Usefulness: it provides helpful information for others moving to or living in a foreign country Integrity: it’s an honest, responsible site...


  • Lavoirs

    For the occasion of the Nouzerines Fête, someone did a wonderful job cleaning the lavoir in the village. Clean St Clair's Lavoir This is right next to St Clair’s spring, which allegedly has miraculous properties where eyesight is concerned. St Clair's miraculous spring The lavoir was sparkly clean for the...


  • Do ‘To Do’ Lists Do Any Good?

    I’ve had a rewarding day today. I’ve actually got through almost everything on my ‘to do’ list. I’m a listaholic, forever making lists, but generally losing them or forgetting to take them with me at the crucial time. Yet still I make them. There’s something about writing a few words...


  • Renude-able Energy

    I mentioned Naked Bike Ride Day in passing in a previous post. Well, this weekend saw the first of these naked rides in France. Marseilles has its cyclonudiste event today, and Paris next Saturday (18th June). By my reckoning Nouzerines is about halfway distance-wise between the two, so I should...


  • Cherry Confusing

    It’s cherry picking season here in France. It’s a good year for them. The trees are covered. Even my young, little trees in the garden have produced a bowlful each. And they taste beautiful. We’ve been gleaning from roadside trees as well and so far have collected three very different...