Manny's Blog

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

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…

June and July 2017- sunshine and glitter…

News in brief… Our lovely Hills had to leave us with a chronic shoulder pain and docs orders to stop using it while it repairs – she spent her last month in France recuperating with her French ‘family’ in Provence – (from her French exchange when she was 16!) – she blogs her time here…

It’s ours!

Brave new year… 2017 has started well for us – after a truly magical Christmas of returning offspring and their loved ones. Simple and delicious: we ate and drank and talked and laughed and really appreciated each other’s company – bliss! Beth and I recorded a little song, which was a great honour for me…