A black dog story

We love living in France but there are times when the children fancy food that is a little more familiar such as Subway or McDonalds both of which are available in our largest and beautiful large town. One Sunday, it was agreed we would succumb to the dubious pleasures of McDonalds. I am not a … [Read more…]

An update on life in France

I thought it was time to return to blogging on here. There is a lot happening that would be amusing to write about but I get distracted by money-making which I guess is a good thing in a way. You find me watching Emmerdale and enjoying a roaring log fire. The dogs are snuggling up … [Read more…]

An unexpected invitation

We have a lovely little bar that we go to for a drink often on Fridays and morning coffees on random days throughout the week. We were in there at the weekend during the day for a coffee. My husband was by the fire where the smokers hang out when Madame who runs the bar … [Read more…]

A night out in France

A night out in France differs a little from one back in the UK largely because everything seems to close so early. After 4 months here, we have adapted and I quite like the fact that you can have a night out, then return to enjoy home before going to bed. On Friday we headed … [Read more…]

Happy day in France

After a questioning everything day on Wednesday, I set out to make Thursday a great day. I work to a gloriously sunny morning which always helps especially when there are no people or cars flying past and you really could believe our new house and grounds are a planet all of their own. We walked … [Read more…]

Wobbly day in France

I am having a wobbly day in France. I woke up before I was ready to I think and that set the mood for the day. My husband said he had great news. This turned out to be that he had found the key to a shed place and it has useful tools and a … [Read more…]

Cheering myself up

I am not really down in the dumps but today’s rainy day has brought me down a bit. When it rains here it really rains! You don’t get showers or spitting. You go from fine to downpour in a millisecond. Also our courtesy car was taken away yesterday as it is broken and they are … [Read more…]

Our House in the middle of our street

Last night, Him Indoors popped to the local bar. He has little French but somehow with is bit of French and customers’ bit of English he manages to converse and is making acquaintances. He was talking about his job and trying to explain that he worked from home so kept saying “Maison”. Apparently one of … [Read more…]

George Michael and all that

I have just watched the George Michael documentary which was such a mix of inspirational, thought-provoking and heart-breaking. Such an articulate man yes in lyrics but also in interviews. Lovely how we all knew a bit of his generosity to others in his lifetime but so much more so since his passing. He made me … [Read more…]

Reasons to be cheerful

My husband is still working in the office next door and my children are asleep apart from my teenager is up in his room talking to his mates back in the UK. I am happily watching soaps on the telly and both the dogs are peacefully snoozing on the sofa. There are no sounds outside … [Read more…]