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A secret corner of paradise

A secret corner of paradise

I will share with you the secret of a little corner of paradise! It seems, in any case, to be a secret, for when Amelia and I mention lake Carcans-Maubuisson to most of our French friends, they claim that they have never heard of it.  They all tell me that the largest lake in France … Continue reading

The beekeeper’s car

The beekeeper’s car

Bee keepers are full of surprises. The other day our friend Michel turned up to show us his latest project completed. His offer to go for a spin was promptly taken up by my husband and son-in-law Tim. The dress code was casual! I have no interest in cars myself but I was completely seduced … Continue reading

Lilies

Lilies

The lilies are doing well this year in the garden.  I am seduced by the cheap packs of bulbs I see in the UK after Christmas.  I haven’t really a plan of where they should go. Its easier to find a place for them in the winter when you have forgotten what other perennials you … Continue reading

Do bees have different characters?

Do bees have different characters?

On July 10, Sue posted Bird Brains maintaining that birds do have different characters – which I definitely agree with. Taking things a step further I now wonder if bees have different characters too.  I have just met a bee with attitude. I must admit that it is really “bee time” over here and I am … Continue reading

Back home

Back home

It was good to be back home and back in the garden.  The weather was kind to me and my first day was warm and sunny and I was out first thing to take stock of the garden. It is frightening to see how overgrown the garden gets with some warmth and rain. Even the … Continue reading

Off the well trodden paths

Off the well trodden paths

When I visited Minerve in the Languedoc-Roussillon last week we parked in the visitors car park outside the village which must be reached on foot.  The car park was well designed and the light stream of visitors parked and followed a well-trodden path for their initial view of the beautiful village.  Afterwards they followed the paths … Continue reading

Carcassonne visit

Last Saturday morning we realised that if we did not take the chance to get away for a few days we would have no time to fit it in before I go back to the UK in May to be with the family.  A couple of hours later we had booked our hotel in the Mediaeval … Continue reading

Beginning of April

Beginning of April

It has been a dull start to April.  Heavy clouds hanging over the garden dulling the colours of the flowers and keeping the bees in their nests. I shouldn’t complain; the north of France has had snow and we are only suffering from a lack of sunshine and below normal temperatures.  It has reduced my … Continue reading

To a daisy

We have had much more rain this winter than usual, even the water table level that has been getting dangerously low for some years has returned to normal.  This is all good stuff for gardeners and I look forward to seeing many more wild flowers this year.  What has surprised me is the crop of … Continue reading

First published photograph

First published photograph

One of my photographs has just been published for the first time! O.K., O.K., I know it was only 7 x 5 cm. (3 x 2 inches) and the print quality was dubious but the original isn’t exactly Nature Photographer of the Year quality either. However, it was in Buzz Magazine which is produced as … Continue reading