One of the (many) lovely things about living in this area of France is seeing how clean and clear the rivers and streams are. Fishing is a very popular pastime, the Allier River is well known for salmon fishing. In the photo above, we are standing on a bridge above the River Doulon, which runs … More pebbles

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

water lily

We’ve had a couple of grey, wet days, which has been a bit of a shock after all the sunshine. On the plus side, it’s been good for the garden, and it has encouraged me to get back into the workshop and make some jewellery. I have some new designs ready to add to my … More water lily