• Fridge Fun And Feathers

    I’ve blogged about Changeover Saturday  before, that most important day of the week for owners of holiday accommodation. As part of our Changeover Saturday, we always put up a welcome message for the newcomers on the fridge using colourful plastic magnetic letters. Chris picked up the idea from a forum...


  • France Still In Voting Frenzy: Who Will Be Next Président of the Assemblée Nationale?

    The elections in France aren’t quite over yet. There’s one more, but it’s limited to the members of the Assemblée Nationale. On 26 June they’ll vote for their Président. The most recent one was Bernard Accoyer. Who’ll be the next? The favourite is Claude Bartolone of the Parti Socialiste. Marion...


  • Fionn McCool

    Our baby huarizo (llama-alpaca cross – see yesterday’s post) has a name. Caiti chose Fionn McCool, which is the name of the famous Irish giant of legend. It suits our little lad very well I think. Here’s a lovely photo Caits took of him yesterday (on the Blackberry Tablet she...


  • Meet Our First Huarizo!

    Baby and mum Our first huarizo has been born at Les Fragnes. What’s one of them? It’s a llama-alpaca cross, with an alpaca father (Brendan) and a llama mum (Katrina). In contrast, a cross born to an alpaca mum and llama dad is a misti. And there are more classifications....


  • National Evaluations

    We’ve had the results of Ruadhrí’s évaluations nationales (national evaluations). He’s in CM2, the final year of primary school. He was last assessed officially at the end of his CE1 year in 2009 when he was at Nouzerines school. In previous years the national results have been published on this...