Friday, 29 April 2011


Quick update, returning home to good old Blighty tomorrow.
Will miss the Skrapovsky, but am sooooo looking forward to seeing the other 6 guys (and gal).
work to be done, dust to be eaten, yoga to catch up on and lots of friends to hug,
what bliss is this life i lead?
rach x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Lord of the Tongue

Skrappys tongue is too big for his mouth. it hangs out to varying lengths 75% of the time. We dont care.
Had an amazing week with my family - they're all so sweet and easygoing.
Returning to the UK on Saturday - have been here a month - but loads of problems have been sorted out -
Hope you are all well -
R x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


ON Saturday my family arrived for a week -
Its been a long time since the 3 sisters have spent time together and its wonderful.
There has been lots of laughing and reminiscing (mostly about me and my bad behaviour) - but all on good spirits.
We spent the day on the boat yesterday and moored out by the islands.
Today im doing house stuff and my lot are going to the supermarket to get food for a barbecue -

Skrappy (or Skrapovsky as he is called by his russian step mother) - has also been good value for money.

Monday, 11 April 2011


Yesterday was a great success. we sailed over to the islands near Cannes - heaven!
i got really burnt -
it seems i am a natural at the tiller - who would have guessed?

Sunday, 10 April 2011


I don't know why but whenever im in france i eat so many pies - and i dont mean metaphorically.
there is an abundance of croissants, pain au chocolat, filet de boeuf, frites, and all manner of things that send me into a pirahna like frenzy. ah well, progress not perfection. i am still beautiful (on the inside).
had fabulous day on the boat - there is a tiny island with a monastary on it where we had lunch - (see? more eating) and some gentle motoring about, tomorrow, we are on my cornish crabber. i promise to take pics. i quite unconciously hum, wistle, sing ' a life on the ocean wave"whilst sailing,  much to petes annoyance, who hates humming of any kind.
ma famille arrive samedi soir, and i am looking forward to spending some time with them - more pies im sure - and movies with my nephew in the cinema. whilst out on the boat friday we saw someone testing out a new gadget. a back pack that sucks up water and then ejects it at such a force that it propels you up to 8 metres in the air, like james bond. this guy was literally hovering above the sea. it also dives apparently. they cost 130,000 euros, so ive ordered 2. for fucks sake. whats wrong with a snorkel mask and flippers? in my day we made do with a net and a lilo.
thats all, just did some yoga. when i did the warrior pose skrappy barked like a rottweiller for about 10 mins. which of course didnt interrupt my serenity and meditation at all.
yeah - right,
love rachel x

Friday, 8 April 2011

En Bateau

Today im spending the day on the boat. i'll take a pic -
deep joy
R x

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


The weather is amazing here. The sun is doing me the world of good.
The black dogs have left my yard.
I think i may go out for a sail later this week in my little Cornish Crabber - Molly.
There is also a local antique fair which is always worth a look.
what a life!
R x

Monday, 4 April 2011

je suis en france

Bonjour - je suis en france. the sun is shining, its heaven!
Sorry for the non-posting, had a lot going on - still have but feel happier about it.
must post a picture of Skrappy -
got an appointment with the mayors office to try and agree on a colour that i can paint the house here - crazy huh! ah well,
hope you are all well,
rachel x