May 25th, 2006

International Kittens of Mystery

Just when we thought our garden was safe...

All gardeners know the constant battle against pests. We've fought toe to toe with moles, slugs, aphids and caterpillars. We've chased off chickens and turkeys. We even had to fence against wild boar. But last night a new pest arrived. Fences won't stop it. It's big, it's fast, it flies. And it's a peacock.

I never thought I'd have to defend my seedlings against a peacock but that day has now come. At the moment the peacock appears to be open to negotiation and has agreed to stay on his side of the fence. But can you trust a peacock who's smelt lettuce?
International Kittens of Mystery

Website Update

I've updated my website at

Changes include:

Adding another two chapters of Nous Sommes Anglais - The First Day, House Hunting and Toilets; and Cars, Cartes and Campagne.

Increasing the text font size from 12 point to 13 point.

Does the latter change make the site easier to read or do I need to consider going to 14 point or maybe a colour tweak?