• Not As Generous As They Seem – Supermarket Vouchers

    I’ve just cleared out my handbag. Only a superficial digging through. I don’t often dare dig right down to the bottom and clear everything out. But it needed a quick tidy up. It was getting harder and harder to shove my purse back in every time I used it. And...


  • The Attack Of The Mutant Dandelions?

    Every year we get a lot of mutant dandelions. And every year, I’ve intended to blog about them, but haven’t. So now is the time. Here’s one. It’s like several dandelions melded into one, with several heads and a funny, fat, flat stem. The correct term for this strange growth...


  • National Garlic Day

    Today, believe it or not, is National Garlic Day. And since garlic is irrevocably linked in most people’s minds with France, well, I had to blog about it. Garlic, Allium Sativum, is originally from Asia. China is still the world’s biggest garlic grower, producing more than 12 million tonnes of...


  • Cheap Noz and Sheep News

    I drove Caiti down to Guéret today to get her back to school. She went down with something nasty at the weekend. She’s not 100% by any means but she didn’t want to miss all of her bac blanc (mock Bac) exams. Poor thing, she spent her 18th birthday full...


  • Nocturnal Ramblings and Footballing Lambs

    I am seriously considering becoming nocturnal. Take last night for example. We went to bed about 10 pm, nice and early in readiness for getting up just after 5.30 am to get Caiti off for the lycée bus at 6.20 am. About an hour later, Rors blundered into our room...