Well, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that the sheep across the road has gone to the great pasture in the sky. When I bought my house nine years ago it came with a sheep! The lady who owned the house before me had let the man across the road [...]
Tag: French Life
So, I’ve been away from home for three days and just writing that has made me realise that although I still have a foot in the UK I really am feeling that France is actually home now.
I discovered Julia Child just a few months ago after several decades of being completely unaware of her existence. From this you may deduce I am not an American. I say this as, since I first heard of her I’ve discovered that she is in fact an institution and a legend to Americans.
Not very far from where I live, there’s a tiny village, quite pretty with a handful of houses along the side of the road which leads to somewhere else more inhabited. There are two commercial buildings. One is a butcher’s shop – it’s very traditional looking and sells fabulous fresh meat from local farms. Opposite [...]
Hayley Flurer – a brocante afficianado and a lady with a great eye for vintage French accessories and jewellery tells us how she discovered brocantes, vide greniers and braderies – the second hand markets that are held all over France and are a national passion for the French – when she moved from South Africa [...]
My sister came to stay at the weekend and she brought her granddaughter Lily with her. Lily’s name sake is the lily of the valley flower – those delicate plants which at this time of year in France are absolutely everywhere – filling the shelves in shops and perfuming the air with their beautiful scent. [...]
As its approaching May, we normally start to cut down the amount of heating that we need in the house. We don’t have central heating but a big log fire which heats most of the downstairs and then we have additional oil heaters or electric heaters as needed.
. I know that lots of people love their animals to extremes and I myself am pretty fond of my own animals and I adore my sister’s dog Louis – he’s like a human in dog form. He pretty much communicates and has different noises for things he wants, a low growl for biscuits, a [...]
Today’s post is more about the photographs than the words. I went to the World Kite Flying Championships last week at Berck-sur-Mer in Pas-de-Calais. Berck is not a huge seaside resort but there always seems to be going on and the Kite Flying Championship event was a total surprise to me – it was so [...]