Manny's Blog

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

October Skies

A new home for us – a new home for the blog! Thanks Harry Atkins for my glorious new blog site! All the old blogs have been transferred here – I was approaching the limit of the  media I could upload on my WordPress site, so Harry kindly made me a new home, where I…

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Summer is well underway and we have so much to report! Family news first – So Arty got his Bac – with a Mention Très Bien – what a total hero. Cass, his girlfriend also got a Mention Très bien … clever, hardworking pair!       He’s bought a great little car and is…

A Taste of Summer

Here we are in May already – Blue skies and long grass, and the field is full of wild flowers.  I’m back at work again, with fingers strapped but able to drive! Lots to tell – lots to show… so let’s get started! Velux marathon! Having abandoned the first Velux after my finger episode, we…

March winds and April showers

So here’s the low down for March and April… and the end of Feb too, it’s been a while, sorry! There has been a lot of snow!  Every time we think it’s stopped there seems to be another little bout of it! Finally though, I think we’re done. The famous Tence jonquilles (daffodils) are out in…

Snow, snow and more snow

Stunningly beautiful snowy wintery weather has been with us for much of January and February – but we started the year with a few days of T-shirt-worthy sunshine, which we took advantage of to continue working on our beautiful bed-head beam. It was the only time we got outside though… there has been a lot…

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…

A November to remember

First snow and WINDOWS…and a big old hole in the ground! November has been a month of giant leaps for us! We’ve still got Harry with us, already half way through his twenty hours of driving lessons and he seems to be a natural so fingers crossed he has his test before Christmas! Meanwhile, having…

Autumn sunshine – October already!

  So September came and went in a whirl! I spent a glorious, laughter-filled week in Faro with my lovely Mum…   – All (literally all) Joe’s family gathered in York for his Mum’s 80th Birthday; we had the most wonderful precious weekend, with all our lot staying in a beautiful Airbnb farmhouse – Owl Cottage…