Welcome to the Blog part of the website. This is my attempt to make sense of Kate and I living in France, the lifestyle,the french, my home and animals and anything else that seems amusing to me. Sorry I have a strange sense of humour!! 

I plan to update this with regular  news of my adventures and those of my animals at La Godefrere.  You can now look us up on our new facebook page - La Godefrere.

This website can no longer host my blog so I have changed to using wordpress. This can be accessed through the following link:


Browsing Archive: January, 2013

Schrodinger’s cat, Quantum mechanics, string theory and chaos theory, a strangely scientific but educational blog.

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, January 27, 2013,

I suggested in the last blog that this looked a quieter week and as I was stuck inside the house with a blizzard blowing outside my thoughts turned to Quantum Mechanics as I am sure yours did also.

I once listened to a programme on BBC 4 in which a scientist spent half an hour explaining all about quantum mechanics. It was absolutely enthralling although I barely understood a word of it! Anyway this week in an idle moment I was thinking of the programme and how quantum mechanics has affected ...

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In which winter arrives, we have snow, see starry skies and eat the great lamb feast

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, January 20, 2013,

This week winter arrived at La Godefrere, along with my son Ian, his fiancée Emma and two friends Sarah and Dave. They came and stayed in the gite along with Tommo, the three legged bundle of furry dog. They arrived on Monday and this time my son managed to get into France without bother from the customs. The last time they were convinced he was a drug smuggler! We had all the heaters we have on full blast to warm up the gite and to keep them warm while they were here.

We gave them our li...

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The curious incident of the kittens in the night, the Mogster strikes while we “faire le petit train”

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, January 13, 2013,

This week has been quite quiet as we recover from Noel and the fin d’annee. The weather has been fairly typical of this area in January, constant rain or drizzle and low cloud. It’s still dark when we get up and doesn’t seem to get much lighter all day. So this means that there is not much we can do outside and we are waiting for the builders to finish the work on the stable so we can get going on finishing and decorating. It now looks really good and there is just some plastering to co...

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Snow White and the 7 dinosaurs, Korean hat jugglers, a mammoth and a sloth in the frangipane and the starling strikes again – a surrealistic start to the New Year!!

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, January 6, 2013,

Firstly, the latest on the hunt for Trigger. He was seen before Christmas the otherside of the village and we have now had other sightings from around the same time. We have been to the area and looked around but sadly no sign of Trigger. We have leafleted houses but no luck so far. We will keep searching.

On a lighter note I reported in the last blog that Mrs Parish and I were intending to spend a quiet New Year’s Eve with a nice meal. We did indeed have a splendid meal. Mrs Parish prod...

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About Me

Graham Parish Graham Parish is a former UNISON Trade Union official who retired to France with Kate (a previous self employed gardener and now resident gardener here) to start a new life of wine, cheese, french bread and a vegetable garden on a large rural french farm with holiday gite, and associated animals.


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