• Summer of cycling

    A Summer of Cycling Chris and I have always cycled. I think I may have started first, as I used to cycle to infant school, and then to junior and senior school. I cycled everywhere when I was at uni in Oxford, and ditto during my postgrad year in Stirling....


  • Fa-La-Llama-La

    Fa-La-Llama-La A Christmas romcom in which llamas play a small but significant role by Stephanie Dagg Praise (sort of, and largely coerced) for Fa-La-Llama-La From people: “It’s all right.” Caitlin Dagg (daughter) “Best thing I’ve ever read.” Christopher Dagg (tactful husband who knows which side his bread is buttered on)...


  • Rentrée for Ruadhri

    Rentrée for Ruadhri So it’s the rentrée – back to school – and it’s a big occasion this year as Ruadhri starts at lycée, which is roughly the equivalent to sixth form college but is for three years and kids start when they’re 15. Rors is going to Lycée Jean...


  • Bird-day news

    Bird-day News It’s been quite a week for birds. Last weekend I discovered I’d been outwitted again by a pair of critters with brains the size of a pinhead, namely Gus the zebra finch and his consort, an unnamed female. A month or so back we found Tina, Gus’s first...


  • Bird-day news

    Bird-day News It’s been quite a week for birds. Last weekend I discovered I’d been outwitted again by a pair of critters with brains the size of a pinhead, namely Gus the zebra finch and his consort, an unnamed female. A month or so back we found Tina, Gus’s first...