Our long established cherry trees have burst into flower this week.

Snake in the Grass

The texture of the snake gave it away. The light reflecting off the skin seemed out of place, somehow unnatural and unnerving.

Easter Baking and Brambles

After too many years without, this is our first Easter with a proper oven.


We visited Charroux with visiting family. The small hilltop village had been recommended to us.

Medieval Moulins

Moulins is the administrative centre of our region. The city is home to the Préfecture de l’Allier and thus a city we have had to visit a few times.

Christmas at Home

This will be our first year celebrating Christmas in our new home.

Snow and Warmth

For the first time in years, we watched snow falling while feeling warm.

Welcoming Our First Guests

We enjoyed having our first visitors to stay. It was an opportunity to see if the house design worked with guests, it did, and to take numerous photos, I did.

New Home - Beginnings

It has been a busy few months. We have begun the process of buying land and building a home in France.