• Chaotic Granite

    We always make the most of any school holidays by fitting in a bit extra geocaching. And this two-week-long mid-term break is no exception. We’re halfway through and have managed to get out most days for an hour or two. Last Tuesday found us in the forest above Guéret, around...


  • Not A Good Morning OR Sideways Rain And No Blessings

    This morning did not go according to plan. I’d hoped to be blogging about this year’s Blessing of the Animals at our local church in Nouzerines. We’ve been a couple of times before. I took Brendan the alpaca for a walk yesterday in readiness for trekking down to the church...


  • Chick Blog

    It’s a true delight to watch not only one but two sets of chicks pottering around the farm. Anastasia has her five chicks in an assortment of beiges and greys, and Shirley has eleven that are all either golden or yellow, apart from the little stripey dude! We suspect that...


  • Bad Bag Fad

    What’s with these front-opening resealable bags that more and more stuff’s being sold in these days? They’re driving me up the mur, in particular the pet food bags, since they’re ridiculously impractical. They come with this plastic strip that relocks the opening, but it inevitably drops out after a couple...


  • Smack, It’s Autumn!

    So autumn officially started on Tuesday – 23rd September – in France. However, it got going here enthusiastically in Creuse at the weekend. Seasons don’t gradually change here, instead the incoming one tends to leap in, boot the old one out of the way and slap you in the face!...