When I last left you I was just about to take some much-needed time out for me at a yoga retreat in Chamonix. Could not have picked a more beautiful setting – the photos show the view from my bedroom window and the hot tub. It was a very special week with lots of yummy… Continue reading It’s Christmas!!!!
I thought I’d start this update with upstairs because I know you are all dying to see the finished photos. Ahem, well, unfortunately it is still not quite finished but oh so close. I have one last bit of repointing to do which will be done just as soon as I get the last… Continue reading The Long Hot Summer of Trips to The Tip
When I last left you I was awaiting my first visitors of the summer and some much needed time out, but as you will see it doesn’t always work like that! Sue and Gez arrived at the end of May and were very encouraging about all the work I’ve been doing, having not seen the… Continue reading Summer is here and the sunflowers are back!
Bonjour mes amis, How is it almost the end of May already? I guess I should start by explaining the title. You know how you think you’ll do a 5 minute job? Well…. I decided it was time for the ugly concrete step to go. Builder Dave doesn’t need much encouragement to get his hammer and… Continue reading And the walls came tumbling down….
Bonjour a tous, Well here we are in March already and I’m finding it very hard to believe that come the 21st March I will have been here for a whole year. A big reason for moving to France was the weather. Now while I didn’t expect tropical temps all year I certainly wasn’t expecting… Continue reading A Year In The Charente
So apologies for the lateness in this update and the slight venting, but it’s just been one thing after another here. When I left you Dad had just returned to the UK and I was getting stuck into work again but always here things take way longer than planned to do and each thing I… Continue reading Happy New Year
Now where was I? Oh yes the cousins were here snoozing. So what’s been happening since?? More visitors. It’s so lovely that everyone wants to make the effort to travel over to see me in my building site. A few days after saying goodbye to the cousins Sheila and Glyn arrived in their motor home… Continue reading Winter is Coming!
Hello Everyone, Apologies for the long delay but I’m not really sure where September went……. I got back from Agadir and was put straight to work by Christine and Eric in the garden. They had been to stay for a week while I was away looking after the cats and as they said ‘doing one… Continue reading 6 Months Already!
Bonjour mes amis! Sorry it’s been a while but I’ve been working hard on the house and the time has just slipped away from me. I decided to take a few days off from all the building work and mess and drive (yes drive all by myself) up to Brittany to see Sue and Mr… Continue reading August Update
Bonjour!!! Well I finally set up a blog and have a domain name but as usual the technology has defeated me. Oh it’s easy says everyone you just do …… Yes well it’s never as easy as ‘just do’ is it? $£%@! I won’t give up yet but I’ve wasted enough time on it today… Continue reading 3 Months In – The Builders Arrive