As readers of my blog know, I usually write about time and the lack of it. And sometimes about the annoying red tape and other time wasting aspects of life in France. But today, I wanted to do something different. I’m going to blog about a lovely relaxing weekend enjoying just a few of the […]

Bounces, birthdays and bellyaches – and mouse poo!

Last Friday, I came home after three weeks at La Muse retreat near Carcassonne. The loudest noise most days was the mountain streams rushing downhill. The views were beautiful and empty of anything not put there by nature. I spent most days reading, resting, writing and walking. I got home ten minutes before it was […]

No time to blog

I so intended to blog this weekend, but then I remembered it was the second weekend of the as well as the last weekend before the most exciting event of the year for four year olds across most of the planet, including Clapperkin and – incredible, but true – even for teenagers like Rebelle, Fashionista and […]

A whirl of a weekend

I am a former radio journalist. 24/7 news, deadlines and lots of them. So I took an instant shine to the latest writing competition I came across on Twitter last week: the Lit Bits Weekend Challenge. @LitBitsStories,  It’s running for just four weekends and if you sign up, the nice people at Lit Bits […]