• Animal Antics

    Our animals are taking centre stage at the moment, for a mixture of good and bad reasons. First up the turkeys are convinced they’re tiny sparrows that can perch on twigs high up in the trees. Well, sadly they’re not. Two of the whites and one of the blacks have...


  • Frogs and Fortesses, Toads and Towers

    The heavy rain we had on Monday evening brought out the local population of frogs and toads with a vengeance. I took Tobi out to go through our bedtime ritual of getting her to pee, which can be lengthy. She’s very easily distracted. We know for a fact that the...


  • Forum des Assos

    We had a family outing this morning to the Forum des Assos (short for Associations – the French love their abbreviations) in Boussac. It was held in an impressively large marquee that had been erected in the town square, thus also taking up most of the car parking space for...


  • La Rentrée With Piglets And A Perruche

    So, it’s la rentrée. The summer holidays, which seemed to stretch endlessly before us at the beginning of July, are over. It’s back to school and back to normal. Rors and Tobi waiting for the school bus Ruadhri isn’t massively impressed, not when it means getting on the school bus...


  • A Week Ago And A Week To Go

    Well, it’s the last full week of the school holidays. Where have they gone? They always tend to go very quickly since it’s our busiest time with the gite and lakes, on top of the farm, family and other business. And this year quite a bit of time was taken...