• Holiday Geocaching, Film-Going And Sausage-Making

    Winter briefly abated for a few days and we were back to bright sunshine, although it was still pretty nippy. So we made the most of the good weather coinciding with the school and university holidays to do a spot of geocaching. A quick snack before we start We started...


  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween! We always have a bit of a party, what with our Irish connections. Samhuin was a big celebration for the Celts as it marked the end of summer. It was a last knees-up before the dark and cold of winter. In Creuse we can fully sympathise with that...


  • Nearly Halloween

    Our internet connection is diabolical tonight so a quick post will have to do. I can’t get my longer one with several photos to load up before everything times out. So instead here’s an unusual, last minute Halloween decoration to make. A paperback pumpkin. It’s the best thing to do...


  • L’heure d’hiver – Winter Time

    We’re now in l’heure d’hiver in France, winter time. The clocks went back an hour on Sunday. But it was a bit late. Winter was already here. Temperatures crashed on Saturday and a strong north wind blew. It was December weather. Our hearts sank as we trudged and shivered around...


  • Five Fun Things To Do For Halloween

    Nearly Halloween and we’re starting to get geared up for the big night. To help you get in the mood too, here are five fun things you might like to do. Knit a gruesome eyeball. Pattern here. Photo from cutoutandkeep.net Play a silly Halloween game.Here’s Halloween Smash. It only lasts...