• Christmas Cooking

    I was about to start making the cake and puds, a little bit late this year – again, when I realised I didn’t have most of the ingredients I needed. Despite France being famous for its grapes, you can only get sultanas at a sensible price. There are fiendishly expensive...


  • Time To Talk Trees

    And any day now the pavements of French towns and villages will start being blocked by Christmas trees. It’s a lovely festive touch but rather pedestrian-unfriendly as you have to step out into the road to navigate round them! I moan about it every year, I know, but I’d miss...


  • Calendriers de l’Avent and A Scary Santa

    We’ve decided to get Christmassy here at Les Fragnes. Winter has swooped down with a vengeance and it’s dark, cold and miserable. So we needed to cheer ourselves up. I’ve put our demonic Santa up on the farm gates (his head swivels round à la Chucky – very creepy!) and...


  • Christmas Blog Hop

    I feel the need for another blog hop. My first go at organising one turned out to be a great success thanks to lots of enthusiastic supporters so time for another. And what better date than 12.12.12. So please sign up below to join in on Wednesday 12th December. Anything...


  • Christmas Blog Hop On Its Way …

    I’ll be organising a blog hop on 12.12.12 – what better day! The linky form I intended to use started playing up and needs debugging so this is only an announcement for now. The theme is anything Christmas and/or expat related so start planning! We’ll be ready to roll out...