• Blackberries In Limoges In May – WIF 2012

    Girls with goodies! We had a great trip to Limoges yesterday. Caiti and her friend Trish had entered the Webgeneration website design competition run by WIF (Webdesign International Festival), way back in January, and on Wednesday we learned that they had won their category (pré-Bac i.e. pre-University). So Thursday saw...


  • The Bac Is Back

    The Baccalaureat 2012 is underway with oral exams starting. Caiti had her first one this morning. She has another next week, a week off for revision, and then faces the main batch of exams, most of them four hours long. She’ll be finished by 22nd June, but some students will...


  • Scooters, With And Without Frogs, Lambs And Dogs!

    At long last it feels like summer is here. Everyone and everything here at Les Fragnes is enjoying the sunshine. Here’s the proof. First up, here’s Ruadhri scooting down the track. Now, Lambo was meant to be chasing him for exercise – our lamb has got a bit of a...


  • Euphoriavision – Eurovision 2012

    Jedward That’s it, all over for another year! We had our Eurovision fest last night. Caits made caramel popcorn and all five of us settled down for a night’s viewing. The drawback to the event is that it starts at 9pm French time, so drags on until midnight, definitely too...


  • How To Survive Changeover Saturday – Ten Tips

    10 Tips For Changeover Saturdays It’s the Changeover Saturday season. Let me explain for any non-gîte owners out there. Changeover Saturday is when one set of guests leave your rented accommodation and the next arrives. So it means the owners have to rush in and clean it from top to...