• A Sociocultural Statement By Fridge Magnets!

    By all accounts the winter sales aren’t up to much this year. Caiti wasn’t very impressed at the ones in Bordeaux and I’ve seen a few things online on Twitter about them generally being lacklustre. There isn’t much evidence of them in Boussac. I’ve pottered around Simply and Carrefour and...


  • Total Immersion: our adventures in France continue…

    This is my 750th post here on Blog in France. I thought it should be a bit special, so here is the prologue to the sequel to Heads Above Water: Staying Afloat in France, my account of our early years in France. It’s been doing rather nicely for me as...


  • How To Chase An Alpaca OR Brendan Does A Benny Hill!

    Do any of you remember The Benny Hill Show? The endings, where he was chasing after all those girls, and usually being chased too? (If you don’t, then check out this on YouTube for an idea of what I mean. This is from a play about Benny Hill.) I mention...


  • Postcard Stop Press

    And following on from my last post… now do you see why I enjoy Postcrossing so much!?! He came in the post today.  


  • A Year In Postcards

    I’ve mentioned that I’m a Postcrosser in a few blogs. What’s one of those? Someone who sends postcards to total strangers and in turn receives postcards from other total strangers. I signed up at Postcrossing.com last February. I’ve since sent 74 cards to 21 different countries (total kms 274,085) and...