• Eating Llamas: Part Deux

    Back in March 2011, I did some research on whether you could eat llamas or not in France. I wasn’t hungry, I just wanted the official answer to a question that a lot of people asked us when they came to see the llamas. I didn’t manage to find a...


  • The End Is Nigh – Apart From In Bugarach

    You’ve probably heard all the nonsense about the world ending tomorrow, 21.12.12, simply because the latest version of the Mayan calendar happens to finish that day. (A new one has been found so don’t panic too much.) However, one French village is definitely going to be OK. Bugarach, near Carcassonne,...


  • Heads Up For Christmas – Chocolate Style

    It’s beginning to feel properly Christmassy here at last. Caiti came home from Bordeaux for the holidays this evening, and she came bearing gifts – some for going under the tree, but some for immediate consumption. Yum. The latter were têtes de choco (chocolate heads) – which are the French...


  • Would You Rather Spend Christmas With Your Pets Or Your In-laws?

    James is going to answer this question for us! James Cave works as a housesitter, looking after expat’s homes when they have to go away. He’s discovered some interesting facts and figures in his job. Let’s hear more, so over to James … An Expat Christmas in France James and...


  • Wet Farm

    It’s a very wet winter so far. We’ve been snowed in by this time in past years but apart from a few flurries of snow, it’s been rain, rain, rain to finish off 2012. It would have been preferable to have had the rain a bit at a time over...