Is it alive or is it dead?

What excess we have metered out to each other and ourselves this Christmas. Our hosts were so generous , most likely to be heard saying “what would you like to drink Ferg ?” or is” Ferg  still conscious ?”. My carefully considered reply was usually ” how about something zingy and fresh” . I love staying with my brother and family in London. He also gets very excited about wine

21 x 21

Getting ready to start my residency at the Maison de Gravure at the start of Jan, with another Languedoc artist. I’m Really looking forward to having some quality time to work with a big press and play around with ideas – daunting though it is . Freedom has its drawbacks. I’ve got a lot on my mind and its not easy knowing whats most important. The main difference between working

Compromis and promises

Today 29th Dec we signed our compromis de vente – in the Notaires office in Marsegargues. . We have promised to buy a huge house in the village of Junas about 30 mins from Montpellier and 20 mins from Nimes with 3 large Gite apartments. It was a momentous decision with many many u turns along the way – we signed our compromis – with the owner and the estate

La Vie Associatif

Tonight was a big night …. last year when we arrived after a few months we were invited by a school mum to the local Teleton. We had no idea what a Teleton was….. so we went. Luckily for the boys it was mainly a dancing Teleton, which meant groups of younger women gyrating to very innapropriate US and UK Rappers – I dont think the parents were truely aware of

Flaco Paco's chic peas

Monsieur Moulin of Ville Vielle,  makes wine – the Pom Pom rouge – and grows  organic chic peas. We met him through the Souvignargues possee- the ambassadors of the vin nature  in our area. Therefore, carried away with gastronomic excitement this week we are mainly eating chic pea  and drinking the natch- not every night of course.   . I did a shift at the the Marmite in Nimes .George cooked chic

Top five survival tips for french school

1.Do not ,what ever you do, fail to present uncompleted homework unless you wish to spend the next three hours copying sentences (I found out the hard way). 2.Buy A rucksack wich can withstand at least 500kg of school books and papers. 3.Be prepared to run at least 800km if you ever hear the word “demi font” (I was so unprepared). 4.Try to encourage people to speak to you in

Quilles de Joie -Natural wine fair in Souvignargues

Souvignargues is home to a growing number of vigneron who work organically and make their wine with zero or tiny amounts of ( SO2) sulphur di oxide .We love this stuff – its that feeling you get when you walk into a restaurant and it feels good, smells alive -it is alive – its not been dosed up with SO2 or manipulated with process and additive along its journey from