Welcome to my Blog. 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!! Please feel free to comment on any of my posts. See below or go to my new facebook page La Godefrere

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Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Nothing wrong with a three legged dog, Frenchman’s leak, the unexplained powers of animals and the Angel’s share.

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, April 26, 2015,

This week a collection of book and film titles to introduce an intellectual and arty tone to the blog to build on last month’s cheese quote from Emile Zola. To coincide with the visit this week of Tommo the three legged dog, belonging to my son and his fiancée, we discover a book entitled “Nothing wrong with a three legged dog”. The book funnily enough is about a three legged dog

Our visitor, Tommo is a 6 years old Keeshond, a Dutch dog a bit like a Spitz and very hairy. Apparently they...

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The moles are really in trouble; France has got talent - the starling; the ant hill mob; the big cheese (by Emile Zola); and cats who play dead!

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, April 19, 2015,
It is quite difficult to get started today as I am trying to write the blog and watch football at the same time. It is the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Aston Villa and unfortunately Liverpool are losing at the moment. The problem is that Liverpool don’t look like scoring and there are only 10 minutes left to play. I am watching on French TV as the game is not on main stream English TV.  The French commentators get very excited when the ball goes near the goal (which admittedly in...

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Spring is back with buds, bats, birds and ants; Mrs. Parish adopts a scorched earth policy; what is it with Tripe? And we discuss the iron law of cardboard

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, April 12, 2015,
So this past week spring has returned and the misery and rain of the previous week has been forgotten. This week the sun shone and it has been gloriously warm. This has of course meant that also the grass keeps on growing and needs cutting. The positive side of this is that means tractor time for me and hell on wheels for the moles! To be fair the moles have mostly been abiding by the boundaries established under the peace treaty. There have been occasional skirmishes as one or two rogue mole...

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The owls are not what they seem but Giselle is “solide”; we experience: a student sit in; an ongoing radio strike; our first swallow arrives and we hear a hoopoe

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, April 5, 2015,
The owls are not what they seem is a line from the cult US TV series “Twin Peaks” which was first shown in the early 90’s. It is a weird programme by David Lynch and is about the investigation into a murder in a remote US town hear the Canadian border. All sorts of weird things happen and the quote is said to the FBI agent in a dream by a giant who visits his bedroom. I said it was weird, there is also a dancing dwarf and of course the log lady. This is a bit of a weird link in itself a...

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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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