Comment s’amuser avec a cardboard box

Les vacances de printemps have arrived in France, hot on the heels of the two week ‘skiing holiday’ in February (in lieu of the British half term) and the long Easter weekend. All the usual toys and schemes having been either thoroughly exhausted, lost or broken I found it necessary, some weeks ago, to resort in my desperation to improvisation. An impulse purchase of questionable … Continue reading Comment s’amuser avec a cardboard box

What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder

via What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder Many thanks to Hugh’s Views and News for coming to my rescue and pointing out that my attempts to comment on his latest post were ending up in his spam folder. This has clearly been happening to all my comments since sometime yesterday, so if you think that I may … Continue reading What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder

The Chou and la grue

Looking for Adventure is like playing a game of ‘Hide and Seek’. Sometimes it is my turn to seek, and Adventure hides herself away in the most unlikely of places. Sometimes Adventure looks for me. I may think that I have found the perfect hiding spot, and am sitting tucked up in a ball in the dark, with my arms wrapped round my knees, giggling … Continue reading The Chou and la grue

Ça pousse, mars: refusing to dig in the glom of nit

Book of the day: Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett. “NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLO M OF NI T CAN STAY THESE MES ENGERS ABO T THEIR DUTY” DON’T ARSK me about: rocks, fog. I should dearly like to know more about Mrs. Cake. March really has been a baptism by weather in the garden. Now that Spring is upon us I have temporarily left my … Continue reading Ça pousse, mars: refusing to dig in the glom of nit

One lovely blog award

A few days ago I received a nomination from fellow Brit Abroad, Bitchin’ the the Kitchen, for the previously unknown-to-me ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. I feel very privileged to have been one of the chosen ones on this occasion, as she has a very street-wise blog, and I would be the first to admit that I have always been somewhat lacking in the ‘coolness’ department. She writes … Continue reading One lovely blog award

Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three

Today is the final day of the challenge. I was nominated by The Irish Procrastinator, whose poetry and musings are highly entertaining (so if you haven’t already done so, now would be the perfect time to pay her a little visit). The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. Nominate … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three

Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two

The Irish Procrastinator was kind enough to nominate me to take part in this three day challenge of favourite quotes. I am very grateful to her for picking me as well as feeling ever so slightly frustrated with her for tempting me into the time-consuming task of sifting through hundreds of possible choices. Selecting only three is proving almost impossible! The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two