• Eiffel Tower – Creuse Version

    You may remember my puzzle from the other day – where might you find this concrete Eiffel Tower. Well, amazingly it’s to be found in a tiny cemetery in the tiny village of Vigeville in Creuse, which I will blog about more tomorrow because it has some very interesting history,...


  • Marvellous Malval

      I’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. Geocaching is a great way to discover new places and unearth a little bit of local history. And I love history, well, some of it. International trade treaties of yore aren’t the most exciting, it has to be said, but...


  • Concrete Eiffel Tower

    I was set to write  a detailed local history-based blog post today but exhaustion has clobbered my brain tonight so here is a puzzle of a picture for you instead. Where do you think this wonderful concrete version of the Eiffel Tower might be found? Vague answers will do fine...


  • Charollais on Show

    This weekend has seen the Foire des Reproducteurs in Boussac for Charollais sheep and cows. It’s an annual event and finally, after six years of meaning to, we got round to it yesterday. It’s held at the large agricultural halle in the town, pretty much the only thing that ever...


  • Chandelle versus Bougie: A Brief History of Candles

    What is it about winter nights and candles? I’ve been having candlelit baths (known as spooky baths in the Dagg household) for about a month now. They’re wonderful! Candles feel cosy and relaxing but I’d never think of lighting one in summer, even late when it is dark. Candles have...