• Rors Does The Chores

    Not having to rush off for his 7.30 a.m. school bus, and with Chris off collecting Benj for the weekend, Ruadhri gave me a hand with the farm chores this morning. First up, he fed his guinea-pigs. Then the big pigs. Next he gave some apples to the llamas and...


  • And Another One … Grainne, the Final Huarizo

    That’s it. The last huarizo. All our llama girls have had their unplanned babies to Brendan the alpaca. The fluffy Romeo is now the proud father of Grainne, his first daughter. He already has five sons. All six are the result of his unauthorised foray into the Elysian Fields i.e....


  • Ste Croix, St Georges and Snakes Biting Boobs in Bordeaux

    Caiti’s back to tell us more about her discovery day in Bordeaux. Our first stop was the Église Sainte-Croix (and not St. Michel, which I had written in my last post, oops). A short organ concert/demonstration by a student studying organs (the instrument!) and how to  direct a choir (I’m...


  • Chocs Away!

    Ruadhri came home from school yesterday and very proudly handed Chris and I each a catalogue full of fabulous but fiendishly expensive festive choccies. Collège is on the earhole, following in the steps of our illustrious président. I’m not sure what to think about it. While it’s good the school...


  • Discovering Bordeaux with a Bumpkin: Part I

    _It’s Guest Post Central here at Blog in France at the moment! It’s great to have visiting writers, and particularly welcome at the moment when things are even more hectic than usual at Les Fragnes. _ Anyway, here is our Caitlin, the Bordeaux Bumpkin herself, with the latest news from...