• Russian Grannies, Moonwalking Bagpipers And A Lot Of Thigh

    Everyone’s talking Eurovision, and by everyone I mean me. Actually, other people are too, now that the contest is in town. It was the first semi-final last night. This year’s contest looks like being a great one, in the same league as the Eurovisions of 2006 and 2010, both of...


  • Cool Creepy Crawlies

    What do you think of this? We wondered at first if it might be silworms at work, but it’s a group of social caterpillars, probably Pine Processionaries, that have made this amazing silk tent between them. It’s an impressive structure, roughly the size of my hand. Some types of caterpillars...


  • Is A Red Nose Grounds For Divorce?

    Uh oh. Schools are getting demanding these days. Ruadhri brought home the dossier d’inscription for collège (secondary school), which he’ll be starting in September, and apparently Chris and I need to get divorced by 20th June. That wasn’t on my to-do list! I’m really quite fond of my husband of...


  • Summer Starts – Sort Of!

    La Borie flats Not weather wise, at least not in Creuse, but summer has begun since Benj has broken up. Already! I collected him from Limoges yesterday. It took us seven trips with assorted bags and boxes to the car a good ten minutes’ stagger away, and we’d already brought...


  • Something Pretty, Refrigerator Kitty and Euro Ditty

    I’m on my knees after an incredibly busy day, and full of cold so just two quick photos for you today. First up a pretty golden dragonfly of some sort by the big lake: And second up, Refrigerator Kitty aka Gigi. She’s taken to sleeping on top of the fridge....