• Another Threesome

    I told you about our three new goats and three new turkeys in my last blog post. There’s now a third new threesome at Les Fragnes – this time lambs. On Friday 13th March, Mrs Suffolk (our Suffolk ewe) presented us with a little female, Friday, and six days later,...


  • Good Things Come In Threes

    They say that all good things come in threes and they certainly do here. Not only do we have the three Dagg progeny, but we’ve had two sets of new arrivals in the form of threesomes, with the third threesome arriving later this month – but you’ll have to wait...


  • How Not To Be Organised

    It has to be said, the French aren’t very good at organising things. On what am I basing this generalisation? Last week! Éléa brought us some lovely Bordeaux goodies We had a stagiaire (work experience student) with us last week. Éléa came up from Bordeaux with her mum to spend...


  • France’s Bestselling Books in 2014

    Here’s a list of the ten bestselling books in France for 2014. Merci pour ce moment (Thank You for This Moment) by Valérie Trierweiler. This memoir by Président Holland’s former companion sold 603,300 copies. Cinquante nuances de Grey (50 Shades of Grey) by E.L. James (575,600 copies sold) Central Park...


  • Stand Up And Be Counted: 2015 Census in France

    The 2015 recensement – census – is underway in France. It got going on 15th January (finishing 14th Feb for smaller communes 7,000 inhabitants) and a week or so later for larger places. The census is an ongoing affair in France, with certain parts of the country done each year...