• Tractor Tour de France

    Ten days ago 62-year-old Jean-Yves Brochard set off on his own Tour de France – by tractor. And no ordinary tractor, but a vintage Vierzon tractor that he has specially repainted for the trip. Jean-Yves will be covering 5,500 km mainly keeping along the French borders at an average speed...


  • Counting Sheep in Limousin

    Despite our contribution with Lambo, his psychotic mother and his auntie, the number of sheep in Limousin is falling as a whole. In 2011 there were 360,000 sheep shared between 1,700 farms. Ten years previously there were more than 500,000 sheep and 2,400 farmers. That’s quite a drop, despite new...


  • Meet The New French President

    Pic from purepeople We have a new president, or will have some time between now and 16th May which is the latest date by which he must have his investiture. Sarko is going to have to get a move on to pack his goods and chattels and vacate the President’s...


  • Carp Capers

    So, what have we been doing today while the majority of France has been out voting to decide its President for the next five years? (Early reports as I write reckon that Give-Us-A-Fiver François i.e. M. Hollande is the winner.) Relocating fish. We have too many carp in the smaller...


  • Zarafa Part Deux

    For the first time ever, I think I enjoyed a children’s film more than the child I was accompanying! Over the years, I’ve sat through a good many, ranging from the truly horrendous oh-God-please-make-it-stop ones like Pokémon and Garfield II, to the just-about tolerable variety including the less classic Disney...