• Hatchling Action

    I only recently introduced you to my new finches, Gus and Tina, and told you that they had produced a clutch of eggs within a fortnight of having them. Well, time to meet the babies. It started with a furtive peep at the outside world. Then they got braver. They...


  • Fun With Finches

    You haven’t met my zebra finches yet. When we went to buy my birthday budgie, there was a wonderful, huge aviary-type cage on very special offer, so that became a bonus birthday pressie. We moved the budgies into it as soon as it was assembled (we only got one part...


  • The Rentrée That Wasn’t

    Oops, bit of a muddly start to the new term. There we were at 7.40 am, Rors, Chris and I plus two dogs, waiting for the school bus with varying degrees of eagerness. In fact, there we were at 7.34 am since we always get there early as the bus...


  • Jubilant Jess and the Catfish Caper!

    Back in 2006 we introduced the first fish to our three empty lakes. They hadn’t been empty when we’d seen them prior to buying Les Fragnes (apart from one lake which had been drained and so was even empty of water!) but when we became the proud owners of them...


  • Turkey Tales and Trials

    I can always tell when the work/life balance is tending towards work/work again – it’s when I haven’t been blogging for a while. This is only my second blog this month. Now, please don’t think I’m whining about working. I recently saw the definition of an entrepreneur as someone who works...