Photo Pixabay I keep hearing people say, “Where did January go?”, and admit I feel much the same.  The month seemed to be over remarkably quickly – which for me, at least, is odd as it’s a month that I normally find drags its feet. My January...

I had thought that I would get to read more books than normal during December, due to the Christmas break, but it turned out that I read fewer books than in any other month this year....

We had our first frosts in November. I always think there’s something magical about waking up to the brightness of a frosty morning, and we don’t get a lot of frosts this far south. Snow is even rarer, so I have to make do...

I think we can safely say that autumn has arrived. September here in France was characterised by beautiful, sunny and warm days, with temperatures dropping sharply into single digits at night. Our 37-year-old horse, Uly, has his rug on at night now and we even...