Community Chest

Our year in France has come to a close. Having struggled so hard with their French school, making friends, coping … More

The tablecloth

After suffering four days of excruciating pain, tension and frustration, he finally let go and accepted his fate. Day five … More

Cherry Cerise

After the earlier rains rotted all the sweet dark cherries, I turned my attention to the other cherry trees in … More

Sweet feasting friendship

A perfect summer starter here in this sweet fragrant corner of rural France is Charentais melon and Bayonne Ham. The … More

Ma Cherrie

June has been awash, literally, with lashings of rain, buckets of sunshine then lashings of rain. The guests have poured … More

Blooming marvellous

The blooms have been abundant this May, and as the blossom has blown off the trees so has the small … More