• Unstuck thanks to cheap cologne!

    I was in a tidying-up mood this morning. It’s been a crazy week, with things starting to get out of control, so I felt the need to do some organising and feel a bit more in charge. First up I made each of the five of us a tidy pot....


  • Chats in space

    I learned something fascinating today. France sent at least one cat into space in the early days of space travel. Her name was Félicette. In 1963 the French government were training a lot of cats for space missions. They were put through centrifuge and compression chamber tests. It can’t have...


  • Who needs Paris?

    So, Paris is still the world’s number one tourist destination, with more than 30 million people visiting it every year. We still haven’t been there yet, apart from Benj who went up with a school trip, and came back severely unimpressed. Too many rats everywhere, he reckoned! I’m in no...


  • Frirish food for St Patrick’s Day

    OK, what’s Frirish food then? A combination of French and Irish of course! For St Patrick’s Day I’ve given an Irish twist to some traditional French ingredients. I’d intended to have more examples for you here, but life got in the way on Wednesday when I was preparing this blog....


  • In sickness and in health … llama drama

    We’re nursing a poorly llama at the moment. Gabby, the matriarch of our herd, has had her yearly funny turn. She’s given us the most problems of all the animals. We had the vet out yesterday who has diagnosed the problem as being her liver. He’s dosed her up and...