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Horror House of Hell

Hiya!How's things with you?Well, it's official - we are on the move! The Swiss family Angle are going be residing in the pretty town of Treignac. It's about half an hour away, closer to work and secondary schools. But wait until you see the place we are buying, honestly 'shitpile' doesn't do it justice. That said, it is a step up from the last place I renovated - That one had half a dozen dead birds and a carnival next door blasting 'Blurred Lines' at Guantanamo volumes. See what I...

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Look at the Stars

Hiya!How's things with you?Regular readers of this newsletter will know one of it's continuing themes is 'strange shit you end up volunteering for because of your kids'. I've made medieval cakes, driven covered wagons, even gotten a certificate for being a mermaid. All because I don't have a 9 to 5 job and lack the necessary French to talk my way out of things. Last Friday night was no exception - A parents group we belong to were organising an astronomy evening. So we said 'Why not?' and the next...

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Dog Days

Hiya!How's things with you?We're going through something of a heat wave here, or the 'Canicule' as they are called in French (originally from the Latin 'dog days'). Everything has a strange holidayesque sheen to it, made odder by the fact that everyone still has to go to work and schools won't break up for another three weeks.   Fishing for crayfish. Chillaxin' Baby Hugo getting buried in the gravel. The old lavarie (place for washing clothes) in Uzerche. So hot even the horses have to sit down. Angry looking taxidermy fox....

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The Show Must Go On...

Hiya!How's things with you?Things here are a magical cocktail of REALLY busy and REALLY tedious. We are currently trying to sell our house which means constantly cleaning in a manner that suggests a demanding but poorly paid part time job. Tempers are frayed and even the once chipper Framboise is starting to rebel (see below) "Framboise is not happy about having another viewing"Also, this month sees my stint as a quasi drama teacher come to an end. I'd been helping out with a local kids drama club that Flora and Clem go...

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