• Why winter holidays?

    These two weeks of the winter holidays are the most annoying of the school year. If you’re not a skier who’s heading delightedly off to the mountains, then there’s pretty much nothing else to do! It’s February, it’s cold, it’s grey, not many tourist attractions are open (we’re not, that’s...


  • Cake au jambon – a delicious apéro

    I love coming across recipes in blogs, so here is my own contribution to this excellent practice. I first came across cake au jambon (cheesy ham cake) when we were invited for an apéro by Roger Bleron and his wife. M. Bleron is head of the tourist office in Boussac,...


  • Dog blog

    At least once a year we end up temporarily housing a hunting dog overnight. Lost ones wander along and hang around. At the moment we have a very sweet spaniel-something-cross in the horse box. She turned up on Saturday night and woofed loudly for a while around our stables (I...


  • Qu’est-ce que c’est ?

    My computer is co-operating once more, thanks to Chris’s intervention, so I can put photos into my blog again! I sent Ruadhri off on an egg hunt this morning as I’m convinced a couple of the chickens are laying – just not in the nesting boxes. However, despite an exhaustive...


  • Sabotaged – but saved by the sweet life

    My attempts to meet the post-a-day WordPress blog challenge are being sabotaged – by my own computer. It is refusing to let me upload photos into the blogs, and all the ones I had lined up for the next few days need pictures. I’ve done everything I can think of...