• Fancy Fungi

    Fancy some Fungi It’s been a bumper autumn for mushrooms and toadstools this year. We’ve never had so many popping up in our garden and woodland. One haul alone weighed in at 1.5kg and it took two batches of mushroom soup to use them all up. We are very cautious...


  • Exciting times

    Exciting Times We have exciting times ahead of us. On 1st September, the French government quietly introduced a new llama law: all camelids have to be tagged and entered on a database. The first I knew about it was when the vet gave me a print-out about it all when...


  • Summer of cycling

    A Summer of Cycling Chris and I have always cycled. I think I may have started first, as I used to cycle to infant school, and then to junior and senior school. I cycled everywhere when I was at uni in Oxford, and ditto during my postgrad year in Stirling....


  • Fa-La-Llama-La

    Fa-La-Llama-La A Christmas romcom in which llamas play a small but significant role by Stephanie Dagg Praise (sort of, and largely coerced) for Fa-La-Llama-La From people: “It’s all right.” Caitlin Dagg (daughter) “Best thing I’ve ever read.” Christopher Dagg (tactful husband who knows which side his bread is buttered on)...


  • Rentrée for Ruadhri

    Rentrée for Ruadhri So it’s the rentrée – back to school – and it’s a big occasion this year as Ruadhri starts at lycée, which is roughly the equivalent to sixth form college but is for three years and kids start when they’re 15. Rors is going to Lycée Jean...