Blog posts, beginning with the most recent and dating back to March 2020
We were treated to a day or two of snowy weather this week, apparently not a regular occurrence here even though we are so near to the mountains. It was only the lightest of dusting however, so instead of building snowmen and tobogganing down the field like happy children we contented ourselves with a walkContinue reading “They didn’t teach me that at school. January 14th 2021”
Hello and welcome to the last blog of 2020. Christmas is a funny time of year at the best of times, let alone in what currently feels like the worst of times. All that pressure to make it a special day, maybe the best day of the year. You can tell a great deal aboutContinue reading “Love makes the world a better place – or failing that, try a box of chocolates!”
Hello and welcome to my blog about our life in our off-grid cabin in France on December 18th 2020. It will be a slightly different blog as we’ve had a slightly different week. On Tuesday Michael felt unwell. Initially we thought he had got a tummy bug but as the day progressed the symptoms changedContinue reading “The kindness of strangers”
Welcome to the latest blog about our lives in our off-grid cabin in France. It’s December 11th 2020 and a rainy and wet day. I’m not generally a lover of routine. When we are on the boat we have only one routine – get up and turn the engine on. You could argue that everyContinue reading “Sometimes a bit of a routine can be a good thing”
Welcome to this weeks blog (Dec 4th 2020) about life in our off-grid cabin in France. Now that the higher priority jobs have been done in Le Shack we have given ourselves a break from indoor jobs and turned our attention outside. The month of November has been incredibly sunny and warm and it seemedContinue reading “The comfort of a good wood pile”
Hello and welcome to this wild life special as part of my blog about living off-grid on November 27th 2020. I enjoy being ‘in the nature’ as the French call it, but I am no expert on flora and fauna, nor am I of the disposition to spend long hours patiently watching and waiting forContinue reading “Wildlife special”
Welcome to Le Shack and my blog about life in an off-grid cabin in France. The subject this week is not for the squeamish for we are going to talk about composting toilets. That’s not a phrase you hear very often for the simple reason that we don’t talk about toilets, or certainly not whatContinue reading “Let’s talk about composting toilets”
Welcome to another week in our off-grid life at Le Shack on Friday 13th November – an unlucky day for some but let’s hope that won’t apply to us. Autumn has arrived on the valley floor as all the summer crops of maize and sunflower are being cut and the fields ploughed over. The photoContinue reading “Sinks, showers and sunsets”
Welcome to the latest news from Le Shack on November 6th 2020. We’ve been here for seven weeks now and our off-grid power system is largely finished. I thought you might be interested in a potted version of how it works and what it actually gives us. Also this week, something completely different. As everybodyContinue reading “A beginners guide to an off-grid system and a new feature for the winter – come for a walk with me.”
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