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I'm a writer living in south-west France. Having left my high heels behind in London, I blog about my (mostly) amusing experiences for a life in wellies in rural France - with my husband, horses, rabbits, dogs and chickens.

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Tags: France, French life, Humour, Animals, Countryside

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Latest Blog Posts for France and the Unknown

  • Time to say goodbye
    on Oct 19, 2010 in Goodbye
    There are lots of reasons why I'm not going to continue writing this blog - at least for the short-term future. I'm not going to explain any of them here. But I have finally admitted to myself there isn't time or opportunity to blog. I don't lik...
  • Learning to live toute seule
    on Aug 26, 2010 in Life in France Empire of the Sun
    I haven’t felt like writing lately. I’ve been learning how to live by myself for the first time – single, celibataire, friend, daughter, neighbour, cousin and not as a wife. This is my new life.I’ve been furiously fire fighting: managing sick...
  • We stood together
    on Jul 21, 2010 in horses poetry
    We stood together under the oaks’ canopies,my uncontrollable sobbing causing you no awkwardness.Your eye contact did not waiver;the whites were bright and fearlesswhile their chocolate centres said you loved me and sent strength.Inconsolable I told...
  • "Escape the plate" thoughts on helping animalsI really must apologise for the lack of posts regarding the “escape the plate” donations that were kindly sent in to help me ‘pardon’ – term used as that’s what Obama does at Thanksgiving for one turkey who has been bred for meat – the...
  • Birthdays and plant paradise
    on Jun 5, 2010 in nature Life in France
    Yesterday was hub’s birthday and I had promised to take the day off and peel myself away from the laptop. I didn’t quite manage it and finished early afternoon, but with the deadline over was feeling bushy tailed about our planned outing.So, we r...
  • Signs of life
    on May 17, 2010 in Life in France Photographs
    It seems like a long time since I have written a blog post. I think that as the gap from the previous entry increases by daily then weekly increments it becomes difficult to know exactly what to write about or where to begin. Sometimes all that...
  • Blog hug
    on Apr 24, 2010 in nature horses
    Today we walked to see the horses and walked with the horses, shoulder to shoulder, appreciated spring arriving, nature’s intricacy, and noticed every bud, flower and colour that it was possible to take in. Just being with the horses, massaging, st...
  • Wow - awards!
    on Apr 22, 2010 in Awards Fab blogs
    I haven’t been able to update my blog during the last month. A rather demanding mixture of work and family matters on top of animal duties brought a thin ration of ‘me time’. But this morning, I woke up around 6.30am, finally left comments on t...
  • For vegan’s sake!The more I learn about veganism, the more I realise how many issues there are jostling for position underneath the “vegan” umbrella. Some seem to think that being “vegan” somehow defines the characteristics of an individual. “We vegans like...
  • Estrella - a rescued podenca becomes part of our family
    on Mar 15, 2010 in podencas Dogs animal rescue galgos
    A couple of weeks ago we brought home Estrella, an eight-year-old podenca whose life was committed to death by one human, but deep in the hearts of others who rallied together to bring her to safety.I had been reading Susie’s nodamnblog last m...
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