• Not An Anniversary

    While Kate and Wills have been celebrating their first anniversary, no doubt in some style, more mundane things have been happening at Les Fragnes: our current group of anglers are bringing fish onto the bank at a very impressive rate; Rors has played, walked, cleared algae out of the pond,...


  • A Local Loup-Garou – The Crozant Werewolf

    An engraving of a werewolf attack from 1512 I’m reading and reviewing a lot of paranormal fiction at the moment for both the Readers Favorite website and my own Books Are Cool. So I’m very into vampires, dhampirs, shapeshifters and werewolves at the moment. The French for werewolf is loup-garou,...


  • The Lamb and the Chick

    This could be a fable by my mortal enemy Jean de la Fontaine (you may recall from previous posts that I hate, despise and loathe this long-dead fablist because of the torture he put me and my young son through when having to learn his awful, interminable rhymes for devoirs)....


  • Catch Up Blog

    Monday’s Expat Blog Hop went incredibly well, so a big thank you to all the bloggers who took part with fascinating posts and generous prizes, and to all our visitors who took the time to call by and meet us. I will be organising another one soon as it was...


  • Expat Blog Hop Celebration

    I’m getting quite good at being an expat. After all, I’ve been one for 20 years now, and in two different countries. I never expected to be. I thought England was my home and that I’d always be there. But things change. We moved to Ireland in 1992 with a...