• Making up French

    It’s easy to make up French words. I do it all the time when I can’t think of the exact one I want. I simply Frenchify the English word I’m thinking of! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. However, there are certain rules for making up French slang. It’s known...


  • Monday Méli-Mélo (mish-mash)

    (In other words, manhandling llamas, meetings, more blogging and magazine organising.) Well, we got the rest of the herd dealt with today, which was a nice surprise. Plunkett didn’t like having his nails cut at all, but he didn’t even think about spitting at us. Llamas and alpacas will spit...


  • Weighing up the Week

    Some weeks leave you wondering where they went. This was one of them. It was a bit of a crazy week, but a good one, apart from both Benj and Caiti having days off school due to illness. On the plus side, our first sets of guests in the gite...


  • Pêcherie du Frâne

    I finally made my long overdue trip to the archives in Gueret. I’m so glad I did. I’ve barely made a start on finding out the history of Les Fragnes – who built it, who lived here, what they did – but I’ve already uncovered one fascinating fact. Our large...


  • Knitting in Rhyme

    A shorter than planned blog for today as I was waylaid by a migraine on Thursday, when I should have been busy blogging. Annoyingly I’m a headachey person, but I live in hopes of growing out of them one day! So, I will just follow the knitting blog week guidelines...