• No School on Wednesday: End of an Era

    Rors enjoying Wednesday chill-out time Today is Ruadhri’s last ever school-free Wednesday. During his six-year school career here in France he’s never had to go to school mid-week, apart from on a handful of occasions when kids have had to show up on a Wednesday in order to earn a...


  • Pedalling to Help Protect Polar Bears: Didier Bovard

    In a week’s time, on 10th July, Frenchman Didier Bovard will be setting off on a 17,000 km voyage on a hydrocycle from Nuuk, capital of Greenland, to Paris. For once I’ve found out about something interesting before it happens! Now, hasn’t he got anything better to do, you may...


  • Birthdays, Beyblades, Baby Hedgehogs and Berkshire/Saddleback Crosses

    Ruadhri is eleven today. I know – my baby! So hooray, party time. Not quite. Poor Rors woke up with a sore throat and temperature so stayed off school, laid out on the sofa at first although he picked up during the day. He was able to put away an...


  • Snail Fair and Bee Careful in Crocs

    Today was a snail fair at nearby Betête. Chris, Rors, Benj and I hopped on our bikes and set off to investigate. It has to be said it was a bit thin on snails. There was actually just one snail stall with only a few live snails on it but...


  • Oops, or Brendan’s Busy Time

    We have another unplanned huarizo. Diarmuid arrived yesterday. First-time mum Victoria quietly got on with things when we weren’t around.  Late afternoon, I noticed a pair of dark ears sticking up above the Berlin Wall which didn’t look like Fionn’s, our other baby’s. So I went to investigate – and...