Good Friday

Passover this evening, a festival commemorating slavery to freedom, many of the words of the service that accompanies the dinner unchanged for 2700 years…  ‘Hag Sameach’, as the Haggadah (book) tells us “all who are hungry, let them come and eat” and the Haggadah finishes with the words “Next Year in Jerusalem”.  


Roche-Bernard just for a change of scenery and some warm spring air, I drove there. Roche-Bernard is about 12 minutes from my ‘home’ by car. I took a long stroll re-exploring the picturesque quais and Artisan Quarter. En bord de Vilaine, La Roche–Bernard, labellisée Petite Cité de Caractère®, a su préserver son charme, son authenticité et un … Read more

Classic Painting?

NEW: Saint Emilion, the sentinel ‘King’s Tower’.

What makes for a classic painting, how to spot one?

Saint Emilion, Toure de Roi
St Emilion, King’s Tower,

A timeless painting will always interest people, give you pleasure every time you see it upon your wall, an excellent investment.

“The King’s Tower“, measures 40 x 61 cm (16″ x 24″), oils, by Gordon Frickers, modestly priced at £ 1,100.

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Spring Break?

#Spring is trying to spring in the South of Brittany, 18 C here today. The region has a ‘micro-climate’ so is first in the North to warm ~ and only 2 hrs drive south from St Malo’s ferry port.

TB Landscape

Animal Rights: Farmers blame badgers for cattle TB? Droits des animaux: Les agriculteurs accusent les blaireaux pour la tuberculose du bétail, QUOI ? Cattle left out 24/7 in all weathers, summer and winter, with no shelter, not even a decent hedge or copse of trees, and the peasants blame BADGERS ! In the ‘good old’ … Read more


A frost here at Théhillac this morning. Local people have repeatedly assured me it doesn’t snow here, used to 20 years or more ago, not now though. Anyway, the bar is open so all is well with the world, vria n’est pas?