Friday, 11 October 2013


Hello there!
Today I am sharing a memory book I made some time ago.  Hope you like it!

Friday, 13 September 2013


I had a VERY nasty experience last week.  I was swimming along quite happily in our pool when I suddenly realised I had company!!  A VIPER!!  I have never moved so fast in my life and even managed to climb out of the deep end without the aid of any steps!!

Friday, 9 August 2013

two new tags

Thought I would share two new tags I have made this week. 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The English are MAD!

I finally made Sophie, my French neighbour, certain beyond any doubt that the English are mad yesterday when I explained that our coq is called Eric after Eric Cantona - she said, "You give your poultry NAMES??????!!!!"

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Catching Up

Oh my - I must blog more often!  We've had an awful spring here in France - cold and rainy - I think everyone everywhere has been suffering.  However it now feels like summer with a temp of 26 degrees today and I have been swimming in our pool nearly every day for over a week.  I don't mind too much if the water is a bit chilly - I find it rather refreshing. 

Still really enjoying Tag Tuesday and am very happy to have been asked to set the themes to follow on from our alphabet challenge.  Lots of new people joining - some great talent - check it out www.tagtuesday.BlogSpot

Thought I would share some more photos of my work so here goes:
A bientot
Carolyn xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

La Fête du Muguet

My lovely neighbour, Claudette, has just called round to give me a beautiful bunch of lily of the valley (muguet).  This is a French tradition each first of May, when these beautiful flowers are given to friends and loved ones to bring them luck and happiness throughout the coming year.  Just love living in France!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Double tag

Thought I would share a tag I have just made inspired by the work of Anna Dabrowski (Finnabair).  I love her work and would like to try some more in her style - need to save up for some of her trinkets, though! 
A bientot xx

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

New members of the family (or should I say ZOO!)

Hello everyone.  Thought you would like to see some of our new family! Now I know I said we were getting four hens but we now have five and one cockerel!  The two extra ones were a present from me to John for our silver wedding.  I saw a hen and a cockerel for sale at a farmers'  market nearby and I couldn't resist.  The breed was described as argente (silver)!  Haad to be, didn't it!!  Here is Eric with two of his lady friends and also an egg just laid.  Need to start baking - don't know what to do with them all!!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Hi there!  Hen pen finished at last!  Off to pick up four chickens to be known as Ethel, Marjorie, Doris and Edna (after John's Mum and her three sisters!)  Hope the dogs and cats behave!

Friday, 1 February 2013

One of my babies!

This is Flynn.  He is one of our flatcoat retrievers and is spoilt rotten!

Thursday, 24 January 2013


Hi from a very chilly and grey s.w. France!  Thought I would share some of my ATC's with you.  Please excuse poor quality of pics - having technical problems with my photo editing software!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Happy New Year

Gosh - I have been such a bad blogger - I really must do better this year!!  Anyway Happy New Year (Bonne Annee)!  I realised that |I never did let you know what Yannick was doing with the net - he had bought some quail to train his new gun dog pup with and they had escaped!  I thought I would begin this year's blog with a sample of some of my art work from last year over the next few days so here goes.
Tales from the Riverbank for Tag Tuesday.
The Seaside for Tag Tuesday.
Games for Tag Tuesday
The Cinema for Tag Tuesday
At the Circus for Tag Tuesday
Yannick's vineyard just before the harvest.
Time for Tag Tuesday
Sepia for Tag Tuesday
Music for Tag Tuesday