• Getting Rid of the Children: Troisième Partie – All Gone

    Today has seen Ruadhri starting at collège and Benj back to university in  Limoges. Rors wasn’t overly enthusiastic about la rentrée but then it’s a bit of a tough week for him, with Caiti and Benj disappearing off the scene, as well as his own big upheaval in beginning secondary...


  • Getting Rid of the Children: Deuxième Partie – Caiti continued

    Well, we’re back home after delivering Caiti to Bordeaux. Everything went well – we had all the correct paperwork for the dossier, phew, and we only took a few wrong turns during the driving. The only downside was leaving Caiti behind But she has a smashing room in her hall...


  • Getting Rid Of The Children: Première Partie – Caiti

    It’s the week of la rentrée, going back to school – or uni. And in the tradition of ladies first, Caiti is the first to leave Les Fragnes for an educational establishment. We’re here in Bordeaux, in the Formule 1 hotel in Villenave, all ready to deliver her to her...


  • Happy Pig Picture

    I picked up panda flu or something similar during our visit to Beauval Zoo last weekend and my blogging abilities have been severely impaired. So to keep you ticking over until I can resume normal service here’s an action shot of a happy pig, Oberon, eating, well, like a pig!...


  • What You Discover When You Go Geocaching …

      It’s surprising what you come across when you go geocaching. For those of you not familiar with the pastime, geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting. Using GPS, anyone can go and hunt for little caches which enthusiasts for the sport like ourselves have hidden in various places. Find out more...