• Swiss Invasion

    Two things are doing incredibly well in the polytunnel at the moment – tomatoes and Swiss chard. In fact, both of them are doing rather too well. It’s quite hard to get in the polytunnel at all! Towering tomatoes Tomatoes we all know about, but Swiss chard? Have you come...


  • Summer Blogging Blues And A Lesson In Motivation

    I’m suffering from blogging apathy at the moment. It seems to happen every summer. It’s not that there isn’t anything happening. We’ve got all the usual animal and land husbandry tasks as well my editing business, guests in the gîte, anglers on the lakes and three kids at home. We,...


  • Huarizo Update: Cute Photo Time

    I haven’t mentioned our little huarizos for a while, so here’s a quick photo update. They’re unutterably cute and full of mischief these days, all three of them. Left to right: Setanta, Diarmuid, Fionn and grumpy Auntie Georgie Here’s a lovely close-up of Setanta: Setanta Here they are with their...


  • Bordeaux

    Caiti and I have been in Bordeaux, signing her up for University. Several of you guessed Paris as our destination due to the Velib (communal bikes) photo, but Bordeaux has that as well. Bordeaux is a city of bikes in fact, and skateboards. Those seem to be the two preferred...


  • Did You Miss Me?

    Did you miss me? I’ve been on my summer holidays (sort of). I was there and back within 36 hours – recovering tonight. Full report coming tomorrow or Sunday. But where did I go? Here are some clues.   I didn't go in here, by the way. I just thought...