Category Archives: Living In France

Today is brought to you by the letter “O.”

One for the Francophones really. Today is the equivalent of pancake day in France. I was writing to the Laydee of the house using this modern day electronic wizardry earlier and she informed me that she would send a photo … Continue reading

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More bran needed I think.

I’m thinking one of my chooks isnt quite as, erm……. relaxed as the others.

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Miss Tiggywinkle

Was in the garden today and a little hedgehog stuck its nose out from under the chicken coop. I watched it for about 20 minutes before it finally headed back underneath, and I cursed myself for not having my camera … Continue reading

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The problem with forethought …

In fact, there are very few problems with forethought, many though with a lack of it. Its coming to the time when our fowl will go and see Tonton Laurent and come back wearing the latest line in clear plastic … Continue reading

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Musophobia

One of the more common fears, a fear of mice or rats. In my case I’ve no issue with mice, but their bigger cousin ….. They scare me more than dentists and the angry 5 foot Breton that lives here. … Continue reading

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Why do I love living here?

Out for a walk with the Baskervilles, saw this, stopped and stared. I’ve travelled the world (and the seven seas as the beautiful Ms Lennox once said) and often forget how Mother Nature has the ability to take my breath … Continue reading

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We live and learn.

Not so very long ago I became the proud owner of four young laydee Cuckoo de Renne chickens. Yesterday, to complement my stock, I found, purchased and brought home a boyfriend for the young mademoiselles. He’s a fine specimen, large, … Continue reading

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Le lac de Guerl├ędan.

A vast man made expanse of water near to Mur de Bretagne, but currently empty, so it needed a visit when I was nearby to watch the Tour de France. With a surface area of just over 4km it’s the … Continue reading

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What time’s the starter?

A few friends round last night for a snack and a small sweet sherry. They all seemed to appreciate the timely arrival of the first course. Fiddly but easy to make.  

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Mont St Michel

One of France’s busiest tourist attractions newly bedecked with a causeway meaning its no longer only accessible during low tide. A constant throng of humanity heading onto the small island community means this place is sheer hell in high tourist … Continue reading

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