• Globe Trottinetteurs – Globe Trotting on a Scooter

    Alban and Hugues in a pic from their website Since the tenth of August, two Paris students have been starting to scoot their way around the world. The French word for scooter, the push variety, is trottinette, hence the heading of the post. Alban Lanthier and Hugues Renou, both 23,...


  • Scamming It

    Despite spam filters, I’ve been getting a load of dodgy emails recently. I’m winning at least two lotteries a week and also being offered huge sums by total strangers for reasons I never bother reading before I delete the email. And now I’ve heard from ISIG, Internet Scam Investigation Group....


  • The Canicule Is Coming

    It’s official. France is about to get very hot. It’s canicule (heatwave) time.Thirty départements (including Creuse) are on orange alert  with an awful lot of the rest currently on yellow alert. It’s bringing drought with it so watch out for water restrictions being introduced in your area. So here’s a...


  • Big Pig Relocation

    You may remember that not long ago the big little pig relocation took place when we rehoused the guinea-pigs. Well, yesterday it was time for the big big pig relocation. We moved our Berkshire boar Oberon into his own field. The girls, Rosamunde and Portia, are nearly mature and Oberon...


  • Wiggo (The Alpaca Version)

    Here is Wiggo, the latest addition to the Les Fragnes herd. He’s an alpaca, and it looks like he’s a suri.We’ve named him after Bradley Wiggins and in fact, it’s very appropriate that we have. The two Wiggos have roughly the same hair colour and they both have sideburns! Our...