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:


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Voles, Moles and Inspector Clouseau

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : News 
It's the end of our third week here and we are beginning to warm to this french life. Of course the wine is a great bonus, both the quality and the price and the range of wines in the supermarkets. The vast majority are French of course, with a minor concession to some German hocks. The French don't really recognise new world wines, just as they don't recognise cheese that doesn't come from France (edam does sneak in) Although interestingly alot of supermarkets now have an English section, re...
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Musings on bat poo, cat prey, owls and road madness

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, September 2, 2012, In : News 
This week we have spent time getting to know the buildings and grounds at La Godefrere. The top floor of our spare barn is part converted, with a new floor laid ready to develop further. The roof is exposed and when investigating we came upon lots of little black things on the floor. I though they might be bat droppings which I was able to confirm on the internet. In the workshop there was more bat poo, but a bit smaller. So the question is, can you tell the species of bat from their poo? App...
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Why is this difficult?

Posted by Graham Parish on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : News 
Not sure why this is so difficult to get a blog where people can comment. Have I set it up correctly?
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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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