Rochechouart – un beau village

When we first came to Rochechouart we instantly saw a town full of charm and character, dominated by its 13th century chateau and 11th century Saint Saveur church with its twisted spire. References to the giant meteorite which hit the area over 200 million years ago are also visible throughout the town, with information and... Continue Reading →

Le Garden Rescue

After the worst winter’s weather many locals can remember, we’re currently in the middle of what in Scotland would be described as freak temperatures with a deluge of blue skies and sunshine. In the UK temperatures can occasionally hit the high teens in late February, here it’s the norm or c’est la vie. So, we’ve... Continue Reading →

Circuits and chemins

For the first time this year it’s stopped raining. Not just that but the sun has appeared so from out of nowhere it feels like spring has sprung. It hasn’t, but in Scotland today would have felt like summer. We actually know spring is on the way as a large dance of cranes was seen... Continue Reading →

Our Etsy doors are now OPEN!

Since I was able to by things for myself, so for around forty years I’ve loved vintage, antique, worn, pre-loved or simply old things. Many items are better made the older they are, but it’s their character and essence born out of their history and usage that appeals to me. Items that have lived their... Continue Reading →

Offer accepted!

It’s ours! The wait to hear that our offer for our gite (available to rent this summer!) had been accepted was short, but felt anything but. Two days felt more like two weeks. We’re buying a house so until everything is confirmed, the compromis de vente is signed and we take hold of the keys... Continue Reading →

A house with our name on it

A few years ago when we first started seriously talking about moving to France, we discussed our options, our ideals and dreams. Neither of us could bring a trade or profession to earn a living. The knowledge we have gained from previous jobs could be used, but with our limited vocabulary we’d likely fall at... Continue Reading →

Feasting on French life

Clearly two months is no time at all to discover what makes a town tick, to get to know its character, its people and personality. If we’d arrived here in July, with no covid and Rochechouart thriving in the buzz of summer we’d be seeing the place in full swing, bustling with visitors and locals... Continue Reading →

Stepping out and cosying in

I used to think people who talked a lot about the weather were boring, or old. But here I am and here I go. See, we came here for a warmer climate that we’re convinced has many health benefits. The sun just brings smiles. Whilst we’re looking forward to the warmer months we’re excited about... Continue Reading →

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