• Keep calm

    Keep Calm And Don’t Panic If Your Child Won’t Revise! Like hundreds, thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of other parents, this weekend I’ve been looking up on the internet about how to deal with the problem of the exam-facing but non-revising teen. The Brevet des Collèges is just around the...


  • Mayday

    Mayday, Mayday The rain is pounding on the window and the wind is howling. It’s hard to think it’s been to be 1 May tomorrow. It really has been a very strange spring. It’s been cold, then a little bit warmer, then a lot colder, and doesn’t show any signs...


  • Com-Com Compost

    Com-Com Compost We have three new compost bins at the bargain price of €20 each, thanks to a subsidy from Com-Com. Com-Com is short for the Communauté de Communes du Pays du Boussac. http://www.cc-paysdeboussac.fr/ This intercommunal administrative set-up for the fifteen communes in and around Boussac was founded in 1992....


  • Lamborjeanie

    Lamborjeanie As if changeover Saturdays aren’t busy enough, last Saturday saw Chris and I unsticking a stuck lamb in the evening. We hadn’t expected any lambs this year as we’d got rid of our ram and thought that we’d removed the twin males born last year, Florian and Fabian, from...


  • Total Immersion

    Ten Years of Total Immersion Lots of people have asked for a next instalment of ‘Heads Above Water’ and I did originally intend to write one, but there was a bit of a problem. The next stage of lives in France was centred on our gîte business. Now, running a...