• Introducing Literary Lundi!

    It’s fair to say I’m pretty much obsessed with books, since I read, edit, write and review them. I read The Bookseller, the UK weekly magazine for people in the book producing industry, an its US counterpart, Publishers Weekly. I’ve got my finger firmly on the book world’s pulse. So...


  • Lifting the January Gloom

    January isn’t being nice at the moment. It’s raw and grey and all rather depressing. But rather than fall into the Slough of Despond (the only thing I can remember from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress despite studying at length in my English Lit course!) we roused ourselves for a spot...


  • What Does Your Département Pig Out On?

    Today’s post is thanks to Caiti who sent me this link. Follow it and you’ll find a map of France. Move your mouse over the area of interest and a pop-up list of the 10 most overconsumed foods or drinks there will appear. These are NOT the most eaten ten...


  • A Winter’s Day At Notaire’s Lakes

    I’m devoting the blog today to a rather beautiful video Chris has done of one of our lakes using time lapse photography. So you’ll see early morning with rippling winds, then clouds moving across the sky, fish feeding going on, and do look out for the animals who follow close...


  • Pottering Around The Farm

    I’m feeling really grim today but I’ve managed a couple of toddles outside with my camera. So here are some shots from around the farm. First up, here’s Gigi guarding the grey chicken’s egg. The daft chicken is currently laying just under the kitchen window, which is a popular sunbathing...