Well, I don’t know why his Father’s Day post said he didn’t want to cut the lawn – look how happy he is on his little ride-on lawnmower! At least he did it yesterday, so he gets a break from gardening duties today! Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads today. Hope the weather […]
Is that the phrase? Or is it take time to smell the roses? Well, you get the idea! Slow down, appreciate the beauty of nature that is all around you. Otherwise, you’re missing so much. I couldn’t resist snapping this beautiful rose in our garden – such lovely colours.
Around this time of year, I hear the words that most blokes have been dreading for weeks. I’ve only just started to recover from the trauma of having to deal with a similar conversation in December, and also a couple of weeks before my birthday. Still, the words when they come, are shocking and send […]
Open fires are so cosy and welcoming, some might say romantic, but there’s not a huge amount of romance in cleaning out the grate afterwards! So, I’m making a sweeping declaration (oh, see what I did there?!), we’re done with fires now ’til the autumn. Is that tempting fate? Let’s see…
Today Daddy is answering questions from the Daddy Tag Challenge – a challenge set up by fellow blogger The Frenchie Mummy. Are you a Stay at Home Daddy or a Working Daddy? Both – my job is only part time so I’m home a lot, and spend the entire summer with my family (as my […]
When we bought Chataigne, the whole place had been empty for about two years. It was early Spring, and we hoped that we could get the place ready for letting that summer. The swimming pool had to be the crowning glory of the place. It is what attracts guests, and what sets the place apart […]
The decision to buy a property in France was a complex one, kind of made following a series of events including illness and redundancy. For a while, we even contemplated moving our family out to France, but as my job offer there was based on ‘commission only’, we decided it was too high risk in […]