Janetta Harvey Author, Blogger and Campaigner

Nowzad needs a miracle

When I opened the shutters this morning this was the scene. The only sound in the air was early birdsong. Every day I know I am lucky to have this peaceful life. And never...

Sharing the sunflowers

When we arrive at the top of our lane we always pause. The dogs’ heads dip down, busy noses snuffle out scents caught in the thick grassy verge. It’s August, the sunflowers are out...

Joy

Joy. The word that sums up what Albert Claude brings to me. More importantly what I hope he feels every single day of his life. What he did not feel, I am sure, in...

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....