• From Gate Crashes to Geocaches

    The twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of 2012 was an interesting one. The blog hop went well, and many thanks to everyone who joined in. That took quite a lot of the morning up and then it was time to pick Rors up from school....


  • A Pig And A Kindle

    It was Chris’s birthday yesterday and it got some rather cool presents. OK, a few cool presents. When you get to 50+ you don’t tend to get buried in goodies! I’ve been a Gelaskins fan since the kids gave me one for my Kindle 18 months ago. Gelaskins are silicon...


  • 12.12.12 Blog Hop Fun

    Welcome to the 12.12.12 Blog Hop! Please visit as many the blogs taking part as you can. They’re many and varied and there are some freebies to be had too. Happy hopping on this interesting day, the last time we get this type of pattern of numbers till 1st January...


  • Nouzerines Marché de Noël

    Christmas is well and truly on its way now that Marché de Noël season is here. Our local village of Nouzerines had its marché today. As usual there was a small service autour de la crèche (around the creche) in our wonderful old, but very cold, church, St Clair’s. The...


  • Beautiful Boussac Castle

    Today has been freezing cold, damp and totally dismal – just as it always is for the Téléthon. The Téléthon is an annual fundraising event here in France, scheduled rather bizarrely for early December. It would be so much more fun in the warm sunshine of summer! We go along...