Blog posts, beginning with the most recent and dating back to March 2020
Hello and welcome to the latest blog on June 11th 2021. We’re back out on the road again. This time we’re heading south to the Pyrénées, beginning in the Vallée d’Aspe and then looping over to the coast, close to the border with Spain on the Basque Corniche before returning home. We can only goContinue reading “From the mountains to the sea”
Hello and welcome to the first blog of June 2021. Rain and thunderstorms have kept us at home this week so no more travel pictures for you, but we do have a new selection of wildlife pictures from the trail camera. This is our first sighting of a badger, a bit fuzzy around the edgesContinue reading “Wildlife special and farewell to an old friend”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog on May 29th 2021. Apologies for it being a day late, but we have been away and also had trouble, yet again, with getting a good signal in order to be able to upload the blog. A further sign of how strange life has become, if it wereContinue reading “Different worlds”
We had our first trip out today. Not a practical trip to the supermarket. Not a trip confined to within a ten kilometres radius of home. A proper day out. Freedom. Our destination was a small village 77 km away called Simorre. We were going there simply because Michael had noticed it on the skylineContinue reading “Our first day trip”
It hardly seems possible that a year has passed since I published my first book, Just Passing Through, about our life on the waterways of France. It has done well, and to my astonishment I now have sales in the USA, Australia, Canada, India and Europe as well as the UK. I know many ofContinue reading “Need a cure for insomnia? My new book has just been published!”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog on May 7th 2021 With Spring in the air many people are thinking about their gardens. We receive numerous e-mails from gardening companies trying to sell us goods of a horticultural nature but one stood out from the crowd this week. The title was’ World naked gardening day’Continue reading “Naked ambition”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog on April 30th 2021. After weeks of hot, dry weather the rains have finally arrived and our dusty valley has been washed clean. There is a sense that we are on the cusp of an explosion of growth: in the newly seeded fields along the valley floor, inContinue reading “Let it rain”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog on April 23rd 2020 Much to my surprise, I had my Covid vaccination this week. They opened it up to the over-sixties last Friday and I got an appointment to have the Pfizer vaccine for the following Monday. We’ve read in the press about people struggling to getContinue reading “Vaccinations and Brigitte Bardot”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog from Le Shack on April 16th 2021. Technology is working against us at the moment in that our internet signal through the phone is playing up. Or even playing away, as it seems to have disappeared for most of the time. Hence this first photo shows you myContinue reading “A question of perspective”
Welcome to the latest blog from Le Shack on April 9th 2021. This never-ending pandemic and the wearying succession of lockdowns is becoming challenging for a blog that was supposed to be about a life of freedom and travel! However, we will not be beaten, and so this week seems as good a time asContinue reading “Read any good books lately?”
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