Alors, La Terrasse de Citron is ours!

Our first property purchase was done remotely. At least the signing part as last November France was very much locked down, so indoor tête-à-têtes were completely off the table. With some restrictions recently lifted, for our gite purchase we were able to enjoy the whole signing experience first hand, comforted by the fact that both... Continue Reading →

A sight for sore arms

Things to do this week: get our first covid jabs, enjoy Heather’s birthday whilst preparing for our covid jabs and admiring the supermoon, enjoy a birthday meal out with friends post covid jabs, add the twenty-five recent purchases to our Etsy page (see below), sell some Etsy items, post some Etsy items, arrange some gite... Continue Reading →

Raindrops keep falling…

I’ve always thought May was the perfect month to visit this beautiful part of France. Pre-summer so not too hot or busy with tourists, but with perfectly warm temperatures, spring in full bloom and rivers full with winter’s rain, the landscape was near its best. But, two weeks in so far here this May has... Continue Reading →

Ade, Gina and three-bed Pepper

Spring is in full bloom and outdoor living is now everyday life. Having previously spent a few days weeding our dry garden slope, Le Garden Rescue is now on hold, primarily because we want to ensure our more easily accessible terraces are as we want them before turning our attention back to the slope, which... Continue Reading →

Field of dreams

Between us we’ve holidayed in France plenty. My first visit was around the mid-eighties to Lacanau Ocean on the Atlantic coast near Bordeaux, a trip with some friends who turned out to be better surfers than me. With every subsequent visit, including two seasons partying, sorry… working as a holiday rep for Keycamp, my desire... Continue Reading →

Who fancies a holiday?

France is currently back in lockdown so no-one is going anywhere at the moment, certainly not on holiday. But, and yes the but is a big one with lots of added ifs, if this damned virus recedes enough to allow travel into other towns, regions and even countries, we will be here, ready and very... Continue Reading →

Being stared at by cows

Our big news this week… we have our car back! After being without for nearly two months and having our adventure bubble burst, or at least deflated, plus being reliant on our lovely neighbours for lifts to here and there we are finally free again to explore at leisure. We can continue our discovery of... Continue Reading →

Coming soon… La Terrasse de Citron

We have signed the compromis de vente, waited for the cooling off period to expire, paid our deposit and finally we can now start to advertise our new property; a gite rental in our historic, meteoric and extremely charming home town of Rochechouart. Well, we can at least show you some pictures and a little... Continue Reading →

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 →

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