• Crozant: Stone Frogs and Lizards and a Rather Bizarre Dragon

    The arrival of the last day of the school holidays and a definite hint of spring in the air had us out geocaching on Sunday morning. Today the destination was Crozant, a very toursity spot in Creuse, but one we’d never yet been to.  Which is silly as it’s not...


  • Paris-Nice 1933 and 2013

    The 2013 Paris-Nice cycle race starts tomorrow and in celebration let’s look back to that of eighty years ago. We have a lot of editions of an old sports newspaper, Match, from 1932 and 1933, and one of these is about the Paris-Nice race in 1933. Here are some fabulous...


  • The Viaduc and the Virgin’s Buttocks

    It was time for an outing yesterday. The roads were passable again and the sun was out plus we all had cabin fever. A gentle spot of geocaching was definitely what the doctor ordered. So we loaded up both sons and the geo-dog, Nessie, and headed off. Our first stop...


  • Colourful Knitting

    I’ve been out of the knitting scene for a while but recently my sanity was in sore need of a return to this soothing, creative pastime. LINK So I decided it was time I got stuck into some proper big projects. Jumpers, or sweaters if you prefer. At one time...


  • Snowy Show

    Judging by the crash of snow from the roof and the thunk of metre-long icicles embedding themselves in our pseudo flowerbeds outside the house (they’ve always struggled), the thaw is setting in so it’s my last opportunity to share some snowy pictures with you. All being well, spring will arrive...