Janetta Harvey Author, Blogger and Campaigner

6 Reasons To Adopt An Older Dog

I can think of about 6 million reasons why adopting an older dog is a great idea, but I’ll stick to just six. I’m going to shamelessly put older dogs on a pedestal, one...

Midsummer

It’s past midsummer, a time usually in south-west France when our walks would be at dawn, to be home before the heat rises. This year there is no rush for us to be out...

It’s here!

It’s here! Today I received my author copies of my new book. It’s an exciting time for a writer, unpacking a parcel and seeing for the first time the result of thousands of hours...

Pup Crawl Anyone?

As Britain and France resurface from lockdown, families, friends and colleagues are resuming meeting up for drinks and meals. Café culture is embedded in French society, dating back to at least the seventeenth century....

What we do is what we are doing

Late spring and we’re walking a familiar path with the dogs. The sun’s warm but a nippy wind keeps us from lingering. Albert Claude is hurtling along up ahead, nose to the ground. Hard...

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Rewriting The Story

After Susie-Belle died in 2015 I received a beautiful portrait of her as a gift. I found it deeply moving. Not only the generosity of someone I had never met, but the thoughtfulness the...