• Lac St Pardoux

    A week or so ago we had a walk at Lac St Pardoux in Haute-Vienne, not very far from Limoges. This was to make the most of having to travel down to the city to collect assorted student childen. And needless to say, we threw in some geocaching. The first...


  • Snow, Cistes and Simplicity

    Like much of France, we’ve had more snow but a mere fraction of what fell on the north of the country. It’s probably Caití’s fault that we got any at all as she was desperate to see some snow. Down in tropical Bordeaux they don’t get the kind of winters...


  • Noz, Limoges at Night and Violet Chocolate

    I’ve blogged about Noz before. It’s a chain of bargain stores that send end of lines and other remaindered stock. Caiti was at the one in Gueret today and look what she found. London Olympics 2012 souvenirs! I have to wonder how they ended up there. And talking of Caiti,...


  • The Kindness of Exchangers

    Daughter Caiti has introduced me to Reddit.com. She took place in a Christmassy exchange and received a box of the most wonderful homemade spicy biscuits. So I signed up too and took part in the book exchange. I despatched an assortment of ebooks to the person I’d been allocated, which...


  • Teachers in Short Supply

    There seems to be a shortage of teachers at Ruadhri’s school at the moment. He’s into the fifth week of no English teacher at the moment (that spans a two-week holiday) and his maths teacher is about to head off as a helper with the school trip to Spain for...