coping with august

Although it has not been as consistently hot and dry as last summer, we have had several spells of very high temperatures this year. We’re just coming to the end of what will hopefully be the final week of temperatures in the mid to high 30s centigrade. I know I shouldn’t complain about fine weather, … More coping with august

a walk to La Trinité

  I’ve been trying to walk more regularly over the past couple of weeks, encouraged by a new app on my phone, which sends me cheery little motivational messages such  as “nice work!” and “keep hitting new highs!” In the interests of varying my route, I decided to visit the chapel of La Trinité, which … More a walk to La Trinité

frescoes and old lace

We had a couple of interesting cultural excursions this weekend, both of them in full-on rapid French. The first, on Saturday, was the opening of a new summer exhibition at the Lace Museum in Brioude. Now, I have to admit that we’ve never visited the Lace Museum, because to be honest it really doesn’t sound … More frescoes and old lace