Our new home in France

While looking for a house to rent, somewhere to base ourselves while we hunt for the right property, we found the perfect house in the perfect spot -and with the help of the lovely people at Cle Rouge Immobilier in Duras it is ours! This blog is primarily for our friends and family to follow the ups and downs of the adventures. However if we don't know you, I hope you'll enjoy the story too, and that one day you may consider booking into our lovely home as a paying guest - you'll be made very welcome!

Friday, 8 October 2010


....at last, we have a date, and as expected it's all going to happen in a hurry! We have a date to complete on the purchase on Monday 18th October. So...we are going to travel out on Wednesday, stay at a B & B for a few nights, and then pick up the keys and move in on  Monday - sounds simple doesn't it! Hopefully our furniture will arrive not long after.
The timing is great, because Nicole, youngest daughter, is arriving by Ryanair at Bergerac on Thursday afternoon - we should be there just in time to pick her up. Her ticket was booked months ago as a short visit, and has now turned into an open-ended stay.  No room in the car for her due to all the 'little things' I've picked up in charity shops/ebay/flea markets since all the rest of our belongings left for the continent. It will be great to have her there - our resident interiors/design professional!
Fingers crossed everyone, for the last bits to fall into place!

 As I've no pictures to show yet, I thought I'd add a photo of the patchwork I've started to keep me busy while we've been waiting.

My lovely friend, Denise gave me this old Singer sewing machine which sews like a dream. The fabric is ready to be turned into my first quilt.

Here's the fabric turned into blocks, waiting for borders to be added.
                                                                                     To be continued............


  1. Fantastic news!
    It's so exciting, hope it all goes well!
    Ali x

  2. Thank you Ali! All mad panic now, but nearly there!