I strongly suspect that our Renaissance fete – the musée vivant – will not be happening in August this year. Sad, but since some stalwarts toil endlessly to practise their dancing, music, or street theatre (depicting some of the historical events in this village), perhaps they will appreciate a year’s vacation and we’ll come back … Continue reading Rāhui Day 35
This is how I used to blog … when I felt I had something to say. You’ll see from the title that three things have been occupying my mind today. All kind of negative. I went out and panic-bought this morning. Lots of cat food and frozen fish, since my husband reminded me last night … Continue reading Coronavirus, French ‘municipales’ & how to grow plants/make a garden
A couple of summers ago I had a rather ascerbic comment from one reader, asking me why I was always complaining. Specifically, if I didn’t like France, why didn’t I move? (She was so wrong about me not liking France – but I’m a realist and nowhere is paradise!) Well, truth is, I find blogs … Continue reading French Renovation: more for your pound?
But what’s all this about SPANC? It’s the acronym for the government office responsible for the inspection and (forced) modernisation of ‘assainissement non-collectif’ in France – private sewage systems to you and I. I’m fairly sure that they are not aware of the laughter and relief from tension their name affords English-speakers when they get their ‘côntroles’ through from … Continue reading SPANC!