An Open Letter to God

This is my open letter to God, who I don’t actually believe exists, but if I’m wrong and He (or She) does, then I think it’s time to prove it… Dear God, It’s January 8th, the day after 12 people were gunned down in cold blood in Paris. Nine of them were journalists, working for […]

Why Your Website Copy Doesn’t Have to Be Like A Great Vacuum Cleaner

Scheenagh Harrington takes time out from family life in France, and instead uses her childish ingratitude in a shameless bit of self-promotion to explain why Black Mountain Editorial could help improve the copy on your website.   Regular visitors to this little corner of the internet will know that apart from trying to make a […]

Nobody Picnics Like the French Can Can

Scheenagh Harrington takes a look at two things that make her world go round: food and France!   Every parent knows that day-to-day life can be, well, bloody awful. Finding socks that have been buried behind the washing machine for six weeks and ominous-looking oozings on bedroom ceilings (I swear there’s a leak above our […]

The Darker Side of La Vie en Rose

You know how it is when you first fall in love. There’s a honeymoon period, where everything is warm, fuzzy and covered in a gauzy pink glow. Then, slowly, over time, the glow fades to reveal the harder, sharper bits of the object of your affections. There comes a point where your feelings run deep […]

RUGBY WRAP UP: Toulouse Flood destroys Oyonnax defences in the end

Here’s my latest post for the American-based rugby website Rugby Wrap Up. You can see it in all its glory here. CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulouse new boy Toby Flood enjoyed a memorable Top 14 debut. He scored all his side’s points as they scraped past a dogged Oyonnax at Stade Ernest Wallon. But it’s Brive, […]

RUGBY WRAP UP: French Rugby’s Top 14 Season Starts Here

Here’s my preview of the opening weekend of the Top 14 season for Rugby Wrap Up.  CASTRES, FRANCE – LESS than three months – 76 days, if you want to be accurate about it – after Toulon lift the Top 14’s Bouclier de Brennus, they will kick off the new season atBayonne. Almost under the […]