Rāhui Day 35

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

SPANC!

  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!