• L’heure d’hiver – Winter Time

    We’re now in l’heure d’hiver in France, winter time. The clocks went back an hour on Sunday. But it was a bit late. Winter was already here. Temperatures crashed on Saturday and a strong north wind blew. It was December weather. Our hearts sank as we trudged and shivered around...


  • Five Fun Things To Do For Halloween

    Nearly Halloween and we’re starting to get geared up for the big night. To help you get in the mood too, here are five fun things you might like to do. Knit a gruesome eyeball. Pattern here. Photo from cutoutandkeep.net Play a silly Halloween game.Here’s Halloween Smash. It only lasts...


  • Wet Cross Run

    Today it was le cross for Ruadhri – the school cross country event. And it had been a bit of a cross on his back too. He’s not a runner so he wasn’t looking forward to jogging for several kilometres. However, they’ve been training hard at school and he’s had...


  • Restless Recuperation: Or, Sons, Sausages and Sheep

    Benj (aka Eldest Son) came home at the weekend for a brief spot of rest and recuperation. But, this being Les Fragnes, he didn’t end up with much rest. He was barely through the door before we had him making sausages. This is something every man should know how to...


  • Flying Spiders – How Orbsome!

    Every time I’ve gone out of the house today, I’ve walked through long strands of spider web floating through the air. They’re everywhere, and they’re very tickly. I tried taking a photo but they’re so fine, I’m not sure how well they show up. Can you see some strands in...