Bonjour, mes amis!

It has been a very long time, hasn’t it? My only excuse is that this is my “me” blog and frankly, there has not been a lot of “me” time since we left Orkney. I do finally have something new and relevant to write about however… I am buying a new spinning wheel to replace my beloved Morgana, left in good hands on Sanday.

Actually, I have bought it. It just hasn’t arrived yet.

“Arrived where”, the uninitiated may well enquire. “At my little Crooked House” I reply, in The Vienne, in la Belle France. Yes, after months of travelling Europe, we are now in a little house, which we are buying and will be ours at the end of June. For now, we rent. Vincent is u for sale as we cannot keep him here or insure him correctly. He must return to the UK very soon, before the end of June.

There is of course to be a Blog for this adventure.  A draft exists at but I am not happy there. Currently under consideration are the following options:

  1. Rebrand this blog at this url and change its focus
  2. Install a new WordPress blog in a sub directory on this domain;
  3. Buy a new domain and start a brand new installation there;

If you have any strong feelings, do let me know as I completely ambivalent on the matter.


Recently, at the: Crooked House



It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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  1. Gill
    May 31, 2018

    Stay on Woolgathering, it’s part of you.

  2. June 2, 2018

    If you stay at this url I won’t have to change my feed reader settings. I suspect that scattered thoughts can be from anywhere in the world.

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