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This Land is My Land

Sunday, October 11, 2015      4 comments

In my experience French properties come in two basic types: those with no land, and those with too much land. Ours is the second. We had, on rough... Read more

Drains on the Brain

Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

So there we were, back in France after five years' absence, with a bit of money saved up. Less than twenty four hours after our arrival there came a knock at our door. It was M le Maire, and his wife who spoke some English. In fact I speak ... Read more

Don't Touch That Switch

Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

Fast forward fifteen years. Life happens. Births, deaths, marriages. Job changes. Retirement. We bought a house in Wales, and that needed renova... Read more

The Eccentric House

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

As you might expect with a house that has been in existence for some time, the place has been altered somewhat over the years. It was a little od... Read more

The Big Empty Space

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      4 comments

It's not that I've suddenly started writing lots of blogs. I forgot to post one so I've got out of sync. Enjoy. So, there we were in the summer of 19... Read more

The Little House in the Valley

Saturday, September 12, 2015      4 comments

We looked at a few houses throughout Normandy in the spring of 1999, and each one was - how shall I say it - different, but that's what happens when you h... Read more

Property Tycoon - Not

Monday, August 31, 2015      2 comments

Those of you who have read my blogs previously will probably know that we have a holiday house in France. I don't want you to thin that we are therefore wealthy. We used to take the children on self-catering holidays in France (being cheap ... Read more

Hard Slog - And Not Much To Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015      3 comments

It's been a hard slog week. My daughter currently has the book for proofreading and a little light editing, so I'm just waiting for her to get it back to me. In the meantime I've been doing some test compiles to see how it looks in Kindle format... Read more

The Thing Is ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      2 comments

I've been doing pretty well this week. I have: Set up an Amazon author account Started on a web-page Started on a blog page Set up an author e-mail account Set up a Facebook page Not to mention completed one more short story a... Read more

I'm Finally Going to Do It

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      12 comments

What? Dye my hair? Get a cat? Divorce my husband? Maybe, probably not, definitely not. I'm finally steeling myself to putting out a book. It's just a little book, with a couple of short stories and some flash fiction in it, and it's ... Read more

My Daugher's Book

Friday, January 17, 2014      8 comments

This is my daughter's first publication, up on Smashwords now and we hope on Amazon in due course. I'm so proud of her. With a toddler and a new baby, and no money, she's... Read more

Big Brother Little Brother

Monday, September 02, 2013      15 comments

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First Picture of the New Baby

Monday, September 02, 2013      9 comments

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Good News/Bad News

Saturday, August 17, 2013      7 comments

The good news is that I'm losing weight. Not a lot, but it's always been an uphill struggle. My body hangs on to its fat like there's going to be a famine tomorrow. If there ever is a famine, I'm going to be one of the last survivors. ... Read more

Blue Funk Defeated - Well, Sort Of

Monday, August 12, 2013      2 comments

By chance a blog I follow (Passive Guy) spotlighted this article on the Huffington Post:
y-_b_3729209.html which is to the point. Thank you all for your most supportive comm... Read more

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