• French Facts and Figures

    French Facts and Figures 2016 French Food Friday is giving way to French Fact and Figures Friday this week. We’ve been so busy sawing and lugging overhanging branches this week, taking advantage of the frozen lakes, that I’ve been too tired to do my homework on an item of food....


  • French Food Friday, and the Big Freeze

    French Food Friday, and the Big Freeze Running a bit behind with French Food Friday this week, but better late than never. The featured food today is Palets de Pleyben, a biscuit from Brittany. There was a pack of these in our Christmas food hamper, and I’d never come across...


  • French Food Friday Nougat

    French Food Friday: Nougat de Montélimar I made a bit of a mistake when I thought up French Food Friday. As I explained last week, the idea came from the hamper of French regional goodies Benj assembled as a joint present for me and Chris. Well, I should have taken...


  • French Food Friday

    French Food Friday This is week 1 of French Food Friday. (Not to be confused with French Fried Food Day, which is completely different!) The inspiration has come from a home-assembled hamper of various regional French foods that Benj gave me and Chris for Christmas. It contained some things that...


  • Hidden History

    Hidden History Today being the last day of the school holidays, we needed to take Ruadhri’s mind off his impending doom and so headed off on our first geocaching session of 2017 to Chéniers, not so very far away. One of the reasons we enjoy this hobby so much is...