• 2012 at Les Fragnes

    I wasn’t going to write a ‘look back on 2012’ post since I’m someone who prefers to look forward rather than over my shoulder, but I’ve been enjoying reading other people’s annual summaries on their blogs, so thought I would after all. The lakes were frozen for 5 weeks It’s...


  • Hooray For Huriel – And Team Llamagem!

    We’ve been to Huriel in Allier twice in the last week on geocaching trips. We’d set ourselves the target of chalking up 100 geocache finds by the end of 2012, to give us some incentive, and Huriel is quite a cache hotbed, hence the two visits. And I’m pleased to...


  • A Nice Cup Of Tea – Or Is It Tisane?

    I like a nice cup of tea – but only one a day given that too much caffeine makes me very jittery – and so I was very pleased when Caiti gave me a selection of fancy teas for Christmas. Mysterious parcels addressed to Caiti had been arriving regularly during...


  • Waxing Lyrical – Or Maybe Just A Bit Messily

    I’ve mentioned my fondness for spooky (aka candlelit) baths in various blog posts. I was therefore very happy when Père Noël brought me a wonderful child-assembled spooky bath kit, and Ruadhri a candle making kit. My spooky bath kit! The candles I generally use – supermarket scented tealights – never...


  • No Snow This Noël

    This is definitely our toastiest Christmas Eve in France and the weather’s set to stay mild into the New Year. Whilst snow and frost are more festive, sunshine is a very acceptable second choice and we’ve been making the most of it to do some geocaching. But more about all...