• Pollen Problem In Limousin

    It’s the allergy season. Poor Caiti and Chris are sniffling and snuffling away and chomping anti-histamines. Mind you, the freezing gale force winds we have today should disperse the allergens nicely, at least for a while. (We have a roaring fire in the grate today too. You wouldn’t think it...


  • DIY Defibrillation

    I’ve mentioned the defibrillator outside the Boussac branch of Credit Agricole before, thoughtfully put there for the days when you call in and discover either just how high your bank charges are or how low your balance is, or possibly both! There’s another defibrillator in Nouzerines, attached to the outer...


  • A Four-Headed Worm And Training For The Lamb Olympics

    How was your weekend? Ours was busy as usual with a few extra fun things. Ruadhri found a four-headed worm in the worm bin. He was thrilled! Caiti is keeping Lambo fit and possibly also training him up for the Olympics. He loves to canter alongside when she’s on her...


  • Guéret Under Attack! Back Off, Technikart

    Caiti came home buzzing yesterday. “Did you hear about that nasty article about Guéret?” she asked. Since we hadn’t, Caiti filled us in. A Parisian arty magazine, Technikart, has slammed Creuse as a whole, and its principal town, Guéret, in particular in a vehemently unpleasant and rude article. One of...


  • Collège in Abbreviations

    Ruadhrí starts at collège (secondary school) in September and the paperwork is already arriving. I filled in something a few weeks ago – I think it was his official acceptance form. Now I have the catchily named ‘Fiche de Liaison en Vue de l’Affectation en 6ème dans un Collège Public...