Monday, 22 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
There is still a tiny bit of fencing to do in the brambles but apparently the pigs need to stay in their house for a couple of days at first until they know that this is now home.
I'm happy and relieved to now declare that we are ready for our pigs.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
This afternoon we had un petit fête for S's first birthday together with it being almost 3 years since we signed up for a life in France. I have spent the past three days making lots of cakes in a bid to use up some of our egg mountain and fortunately lots of folk came to eat them all up - 11 families including our mayor. R and B had a great time playing with the other children outside whilst S and his friend played happily indoors with all the new toys and books. R is absent from the photograph as he was too busy playing with the other children to come in for the candle-blowing-out session.
We got lots of nice compliments on how far our French has come on (yikes scary as I *know* mine is still atrocious so how bad must it have been!!!) and our Mayor said that he was glad to have such open-spirited people as part of the community.
Friday, 5 March 2010
The storm took the roof off the swimming pool complex near Le Mans where the boys go swimming (and had been going that Sunday, except we couldn't get out as the drive was blocked!) Now I know that I've said it's a wee bit warmer here than in Scotland most of the time but it's still not warm enough for open air swimming yet!