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 →

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 →

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