Category Archives: Environment

Happiness is like a cat

FFS! (As they say in textland). How is it possible that TWO MORE MONTHS (plus a bit) have passed since my previous post. Perhaps I have finally discovered the Art of Living In The Moment, rather than endlessly reflecting on … Continue reading

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Letting Go (again)

During a conversation this weekend with our llama-loving friends, Sue asked us if we were really planning to sell our place here and move to England. “Of course we are” I said, wondering why she might think otherwise. She pointed … Continue reading

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Misty-eyed

Moments like this are why the early morning dog walk is a Thing of Joy.

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840 hours

Five weeks have passed since Simon’s last (and notably brief) post. Which means that Baby William (aka Wild Bill) is now five weeks old, and his parents feel considerably more than five weeks older. After a honeymoon period of a … Continue reading

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Out with a Gurgle

2011 may have been an exceptionally dry year, but its final twenty-four hours did their best to put things right. The morning of the last day of the year found gushing rivers where tracks were supposed to be, and ponds … Continue reading

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Warning: This post contains scenes of a sentimental nature that some readers may find nauseating.

And so, the 2011 season of The Blanchetière Summer Visitors draws to a wistful close, with the all-too-swift passing of the fourth and final episode. The season finale was the much-awaited visit of my own son, daughter and two-year old … Continue reading

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