• Roland-Garros Starts the Tour de France Countdown

    The Roland-Garros tennis tournament is underway in Paris at the moment. It’s the major event in this sport in France and has been going on in one form or another since 1891 when it started life as the Championnat de France (French Championships). That was men only. In 1897 women’s...


  • English Club and No Babies

    My English Club at Collège is going well. I now have 18 kids coming along and we’ve moved to a classroom which is a little more formal a setting than I’d have really liked, but the blackboard is coming in useful. Well, when I say blackboard, it’s a fold-outable, height...


  • Of Rain, Tax Returns and Eurovision

    It can only be a bank holiday weekend. We’ve had the fire going all day today and we got completely and utterly soaked when we nipped out for a walk after dinner. We thought it was brightening up but it wasn’t. Still, the exercise blew the cobwebs away and the...


  • Turkey Blog

    It’s turkey time again. May is the month I pick up my poults from the market, having put in my order in March. It’s actually meant to be April when they’re ready, but for the last few years the deliveries have been delayed by a few weeks for whatever reason. They’re a little later than...


  • Anna à la française

    She’s here. She’s arrived. French Anna. Here’s her predecessor, Irish Anna. The French edition of Anna’s Secret Granny – La Mamie de Rêve – is in my hands at last. It was published on Friday May 10 so I only needed to wait a day but if felt like a...