• December sayings

    These are taken from the December 1932 edition of La Prospérité à la Campagne. Le mois de l’Avent … est du pluie ou de vent. In the month of Advent you’ll get either rain or wind. En Vaucluse, les douze jours précédent Noël sont appelés ‘jours compteurs’ parce qu’ils désignent...


  • Best fishes for Christmas

    What do you get when you unload one and a half tonnes of fish into your lakes? Aching muscles! Chris and I had a busy morning. Our long-awaited order of carp, three new catfish and a sturgeon came today from Couturier fisheries in Indre. As usual they were beautiful specimens....


  • Comings – not goings!

    There are some comings going on here at Les Fragnes. The first one is Christmas, but of course that’s coming everywhere! Santa is up on our gate and the first Christmas decoration has gone up in the house. Caitlin bought her two brothers advent calendars with chocolates in (what a...


  • Aisling update

    Here are some new photos of Aisling. She’s getting bigger and stronger every day. As it’s so cold she and mum Windermere are only spending a few hours a day out with the other girls. Aisling has her nice cosy coat on all the time.


  • Lulin has news for you!

    Lulin has news for you! Today, 20th November, Aisling of Les Fragnes was born. Mum Windermere gave birth very early in the morning (and llamas aren’t meant to have their babies until midday or so when the sun is up!). We spotted Aisling trotting after Windermere as we were coming...