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Mum, Actress, Singer, Teacher… Indie publisher — Renovating and Living in France

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End of year reflection

I’m catching a quiet moment today, before 2019 officially comes to a close, to reflect on this emotional year. This time last year I was back in the UK with Mum, leaving poor Joe still in early recovery from his finger surgery. We’d only just moved into the house, Arty was in Canada, and we…

And we’re in – Happy New Year to one and all!!

Our first Christmas in Solignac! What a momentous thing! Absolutely loved every minute of it! Before we go any further, here’s our Bethy’s wonderful Christmas video for this year – rounding up 2018 for us. We think it’s her best ever! I have to confess that with Arty on his travels, and so much of…

Let the New Year begin!

So 2018 is upon us it seems – it arrived so fast my head is spinning! Hope you had the most wonderful of Christmases and the New Year celebration of your choice! (Ours was a cosy, quiet and extremely relaxed affair!) Before you read any further, please take a look at this year’s Christmas video…

The Christmas Videos…and a happy new year!

It was a truly wonderful Christmas here this year – very relaxed, simple and calm – full of laughter and quietly precious family moments…. and an awful lot of (though I say it myself) fabulous food!  As is now an annual tradition,  Beth made a family video as our Christmas card, and  I just wanted…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Nope…. it’s still not snowing! But we put the tree up yesterday, and it looks beautiful! I’ve had literally no spare time, and I’ve really missed writing my blog, so thought I’d grab this little window tonight to give a quick update… don’t know why it feels so important, but I guess this just feels…

Christmas joy to one and all

I love Christmas at the best of times… and this is the best of times! We put our tree up on Wednesday. Luke and Harry came home for the night – and built a sturdy stand – I made mince pies… and mulled wine… (and carrot soup rather bizarrely – had a lot of carrots…