• Daggses with Wolves

    Chris’s family is over at the  moment and this afternoon Ruadhri, Caiti and I went sightseeing with them. Chris had to stay home and tackle shower repairs, and Benj had an assignation with his petite amie. We went to the wolf park – les Loups de Chabriere – just outside...


  • 200 Today!

    I hope Caiti will make me a 200th bloggiversary cake This is my 200th post. My 100th post appeared in February. That seemed to be quite a landmark, but this one is more so. I’ve come a long way in 100 posts. They’ve covered such things as llama births and...


  • Tempting Fête

    Nouzerines in the morning June and July are the month for fêtes in France. Pretty much every little village with have one at some point, often tying in with its ‘saint patronale’ (patron saint). Nouzerines is connected with Saint Clair, whose day is 1st June. So the weekend closest to...


  • Expat Women

    I’ve been reading Expat Women: Confessions: 50 answers to your real-life questions about living abroad. _ _ As an expat woman twice over, I was fascinated to find out what this book had to say. Over the last twenty years I’ve learned the hands-on way about moving and living abroad,...


  • The Joys of June

    June in France is all about holidays and exams. Thursday 2nd June is a public holiday – Ascension. And because it’s a Thursday, schools and many businesses take the Friday off too. It’s called faire le pont – to make the bridge. So nothing much will happen till after the...