it’s beginning to look a lot like…

Christmas has officially arrived in our corner of France. The lights are up, and there was a marché de noël in Brioude over the weekend, complete with vin chaud, roasted chestnuts, little booths selling work by local artisans, and the all-important arrival of Father Christmas. To be honest, we passed on that last bit, and … Continue reading it’s beginning to look a lot like…

weekly photo challenge: twinkle

I'm a huge fan of the tinsel and lights aspects of Christmas, and it's really high time that we got our decorations out and procured a tree. However, 'procuring a tree' involves going for a walk in the forest and cutting one, and as it has rained solidly all day today, we have decided to … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: twinkle

weekly photo challenge: let there be light

A beautiful bright December day, and the Christmas lights are going up in Brioude. Brioude is our nearest town, about 20 minutes away in the car, and we usually visit a couple of times a week. We were there yesterday to post some earrings to a customer, and we found people hard at work putting … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: let there be light