• Getting Ready for Fishy Friday

    Friday is 1st April, the day of the poisson d’avril (April fish) when Ruadhri and all his friends at school will be trying to sneakily stick fish on each other’s backs, without being detected. I've sewn small squares of Velcro onto little fabric fish So what’s the best way to...


  • Knit Girl

    I’ve just found out that this week, 28th March to 3rd April, is Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. As a dedicated knitter, I’m ashamed that I missed its beginning. The idea is that anyone interested will blog about a certain aspect of knitting or crocheting on each day. Today’s theme...


  • La République Indépendante de Nouzerines ? Oh là là !

    I was off to another meeting of an asso on Sunday afternoon. You may remember from my post about the AIPB that I was looking forward to getting more involved in the community, now that we have some time and a lot more energy to devote to matters outside our...


  • Books Are Cool is back

    My Books Are Cool website is up and running again. So as a bit of a cheat, I’m asking you to take a look at that as today’s blog post! The site is brand new, so needs a bit of sorting out, but at least it’s operational. I’ll be using...


  • Going Bananias!

    Amongst our attic treasures (bonnets, newspapers, clothes, tools – and so much more) was this little Banania tin. Banania began its life in 1914. Until 1918, it kept its ingredients secret, but in that year it became law for products to show their constituent parts. And so it was revealed...