Major undertakings and the chicken and egg dilemma


As usual, we have been racing against time to get new projects underway, both inside and out. Spring this year seemed to come early - we were eating dinner on [...]

Major undertakings and the chicken and egg dilemma2019-04-16T08:53:47+01:00

Learning a new skill


During the cold winter months, we meet up with our nearby friends to play 'Belote' in the evenings - it keeps us in touch with everyone and passes away the [...]

Learning a new skill2019-04-14T18:54:26+01:00

A Gardening Year in Photos – 2018


It's been fun to look through the photos I've taken over the year, some from visiting friends and family, some from projects we have been realising around the house and [...]

A Gardening Year in Photos – 20182019-01-05T18:22:31+01:00

Visitors to La Biochere, 2018


We've been lucky to have a number of friends and family come and visit us over the year and we've really enjoyed having them and showing them around the area [...]

Visitors to La Biochere, 20182019-01-04T22:34:37+01:00

Sloe Gin


At the start of last year, so just under a year ago now, we gathered some sloe berries (Prunus spinosa) in the hedgerows. We pierced the skins and put them [...]

Sloe Gin2018-12-25T16:45:54+01:00

Winter Solstice


I'm actually quite horrified to see that my last blog was back in March, some nine months ago! More than once in between, I thought I'd draft something but due [...]

Winter Solstice2018-12-23T19:28:31+01:00

Spring Has Arrived (I think!)


It has been an odd few months, weather-wise, to say the least...  Unlike last year, we've had very few days of sunshine and opportunities to get out into the garden [...]

Spring Has Arrived (I think!)2018-03-21T11:33:58+01:00

A ‘Look Back’ at 2017


It can only be described as a miserable time of year - Christmas and New Year celebrations are over, the decorations have been packed away and the weather is grey, [...]

A ‘Look Back’ at 20172018-01-21T00:21:44+01:00

December Update


December arrived with a flurry of snow - all the more Christmassy for putting up our decorations!!  It took 2 days to complete the exercise but we love them and [...]

December Update2017-12-21T09:09:03+01:00
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