• Sky My Husband – learn French through strange expressions

    Here is a brilliant party game which will help you learn French. It’s called ‘Sky My Husband’ (Ciel Mon Mari) and is made by Interlude (www.cocktailgames.com). Benj gave it to his dad for Christmas and we’ve had lots of fun with it. OK, it’s for 2-8 players aged 12 upwards...


  • End of a Revolution – the French Republican Calendar

    Two hundred and five years ago today, 31st December 2010, the French Republican Calendar was abolished by Napoleaon. It had come into being in late 1793. (It was briefly revived for 18 days in 1871!) The new Republican Government that came into power after the Revolution wanted to sweep away...


  • Christmas trees on strike

    Ruadhri sang this song at one of his Christmas concerts, and it’s stayed a favourite – _La Gr__ève des Sapins by Dominique Dimey. _ So I’ve done my own translation of it. Enjoy! Chorus : It’s a strike by Christmas Trees And their pine cones, if you please! They’ve decided, every...


  • Marking Christmas with a Christmas market

    Nouzerines’ Marché de Noël got underway this afternoon. Caitlin has been busy with it for a couple of months now, going down to the school on Saturday mornings to make Christmas decorations and other trinkets to sell on the Comité des Fête’s stall. Benj went down to help one morning...


  • Battling Bands at Boussac

    I have a headache, a stiff shoulder and sore calves today. Why? Because yesterday I was dancing for over 4 hours at the Boussac Battle of the Bands. (And I wasn’t the oldest rocker there either but I was the oldest one in the mosh pit!) The Amities Internationales du...