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We are now into the third week of the second lockdown in France. This time things are a lot freer than they were with the first lockdown and life in the McArthur household is pretty much unchanged. The two youngest are still going to college and lycée, and it’s very much business as usual for … Continue reading Lockdown France V2 – Pickled Chillies
We have had a dream to keep bees for some time now. Ever since we moved to France all those years ago, it was always our intention to one day have our own bees. But the time has never been right, until now. A few months back I got a message from a friend: “Are … Continue reading To bee or not to bee, that is the question.
Week 7 in the big McArthur brother house So, we have been "locked up" now for approaching two months. My husband Gary and I, our four sons (aged 30, 26, 18 and 15), our daughter, our son’s partner and a family friend... Nine of us, seven males with an average age of 30. What have … Continue reading Lockdown France – Food glorious Food
The 1st May is a bank holiday in France, although this year will be different as we are all in confinement. It's labour day or Fête du Travail and of all the bank holidays, this is the one that is most respected. In our early years here, my husband would usually continue working on a … Continue reading May day traditions and memories of a generous neighbour
Thieves oil has a traditional reputation for having an all round protection with powerful antiviral and anti bacterial properties. Here's what I'm using to help protect my family in these difficult times.