• In the news

    Katrina, Caitlin and visitors We’re in today’s La Montagne newspaper (Creuse edition)! There’s a nice little article about our llamas. We’re building up quite a collection of cuttings now. We’ve been in four different papers (and fairly regularly in one of those, L’Echo du Berry), on the radio and on...


  • August celebrations

    August begins with my birthday, which the rest of the family are generally much keener to celebrate than I am! But you can’t stop time, so you might as well enjoy its passing. Caiti cooked up a lovely birthday feast for our evening party. She made goat’s cheese and tomato...


  • Baby alpaca photo blog

    Here are some photos of Elrond, our new arrival. (His father, a very fine stud alpaca from the Alpagas de la Tille herd, is Gandalf!) Fingers crossed for him please – he’s a little premature and not very strong, although starting to suckle well from Mum. It's tiring being born!...


  • Cherry nice

    The cherry trees are overloaded with fruit this year. It’s quite a surprise given that it was such a long, cold winter. But I’m delighted – I love cherries. Caitlin made a gorgeous cherry clafoutis for us a few days ago. Clafoutis originated in Limousin, our part of France, sometime...


  • Blog slog

    Pool with a view I always find it a bit of a slog to blog in summer. It’s not for lack of things to write about – summer is our busiest time. The trekking season has got underway, our gite and lakes have had clients since March and are booked...