• Plotting World Do-minion-ation With A 3D Printer

    Chris and Benj have been busy lately building a 3D printer. And here it is. Not too shabby, as they say! I’m incredibly impressed, both with their labours and the final result. I can’t even begin to tell you how it all works. It’s like magic to an arty type...


  • Book Review: I See London, I See France by Paulita Kincer

    Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for I See London, I See France by Paulita Kincer over at my Books Are Cool website. But since this is a book with French connections, in that much of it is set in France, I’m duplicating the post here. I’ll begin with my...


  • The Picturesque Parc des Parelles

    The arrival of spring seems to have coincided with the beginning of the winter holidays (ie ski-fortnight for the well-to-do!) so we nipped out for a spot of geocaching this morning. We went to the nearby Parc des Parelles over the Indre border. It’s a beautiful spot – not particularly...


  • A Gruesome Day

    Yes, today’s been gruesome – as in full of grues! Grues = European grey cranes, and they’ve been migrating north today with a vengeance. I can’t remember seeing so many in one day before. I reckon we’ve seen around 10,000. How cool is that! Here are a couple of pics....


  • France’s Bestselling Books in 2013

    Here’s a look at France’s 10 bestselling books for literary lundi this week. This is according to the facts and figures of GfK marketing, and only takes printed books into account i.e. no ebooks. The winner by nearly a million at 1,634, 490 copies sold is Astérix chez les Pictes...