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

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

Apparently Aragon has locked down travel today. Seems we made the correct decision in getting back to France quickly. Yesterday was tough but we seem to be moving on again without resting. The Aire was not very lovely and the noise incessant. Half Term effect is in full throttle. As well as children being alarming,… Continue reading October 27, 2020 at 12:32PM

October 26, 2020 at 02:35PM

#livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020


  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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