Hedgehog out and about in January

Hedgehog Hotel  A few days ago Josie found a confused hedgehog sitting by the barrel outside our kitchen door. It’s supposed to be winter here but the unusually warm weather confused him. In our forest we’ve built a Hedgehog Hotel. It’s fully booked over...

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Climate Change. Can it be that bad ?

In our peaceful area of natural beauty we often consider ourselves as being closeted from many of the evolving realities of life. Our air is fresh and clear. Our cloudless nights reflect skies that sparkle with the brightest stars. Our rivers are clean and free to...

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Story of ‘Oradour-Sur-Glane’ France

In the Limosin region of southern central France a ghostly village, Oradour-sur-Glane, stands forsaken and forlorn. Today only inquisitive tourists bring human life to the horror of one of the worst war crimes committed by the German army in World War II....

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Why Normandy is Best for Cycling Holidays

Rich in culture, food and steeped in history and ancient landmarks, Normandy is a wonderful holiday destination. It's proximity to ferry ports takes the hassle out of traveling, which is probably one of the reasons Normandy has become a popular destination for...

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What’s Art?

Art is in the hands of the moulder and beauty in the eyes of the beholder. So now I’m a ‘poet’ and I didn’t even know it! Seriously though, where does Art begin and end? What constitutes Art in every sense of the word? Recently we had the pleasure of...

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ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR!

We’re having a wonderfully warm summer here in Normandy. Perhaps that’s why many exciting things are happening around these parts. We're enjoying Medieval banquets, jazz festivals and memorable visits to our sandy beaches. Summer entertainment is alive in Normandy....

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Is more WEIGHT worth the WAIT?

A single big catch or seven smaller ones - which is the more gratifying? A recent angler named Bob, sat for three hours in a spot by our waters where it was thought the largest Carp dwelt. His companion fished for the same period from various allocated...

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The Genetic Web

I was fascinated watching BBC Spring Watch the other evening. A Jackdaw had set up residence with a Magpie and together, they were building a nest. The presenters suggested that the Jackdaw, thinking he was a Magpie, occasioned this strange phenomenon. Perhaps his egg...

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Feed your soul with the nutrition of Nature

We’ve discovered that our home, La Chatouillette, has a soul. As we understand it, a soul has no ego. It’s an external interaction between our life experiences and the reality of nature. Natural signs of the soul are bountiful here and come without cost. Nature...

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