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!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Change in the weather

After a lovely autumnal Saturday, which stayed dry for a bonfire party, the weather has changed! But the bonfire first..... bonfire, fireworks and lovely home grown pork sausages and wine at Lesley and Jonathon's Domaine Gourdon in Esclottes. Thank you Lesley for the invitation, and a lovely evening meeting lots of new people. I enjoyed it very much.
A very poor picture....sorry!
Since Sunday morning it has been raining almost constantly - my planting holes for the trees will be filled with water - not that I've ventured down there to look! I still have to get some stakes and compost before I can plant them. It is my intention to get them today when I pick Nicole up from Bergerac airport at lunch time.
A moment on Monday morning between rain showers.
This morning, raining but still beautiful.

The work on the house has moved on apace. The plumber, Wayne has arrived now, along with the new sanitary ware, and Russ and Alex have moved inside out of the rain to put up the walls for the new en-suite. Much banging and French swearing - unfortunately to quick for me to pick up but I'm working on it. It seems that the most difficult thing so far (today) is pulling up the carpet! 

 A new addition to the lounge - the downpipe from toilet above - hopefully to be boxed in!
The en-suite 'above' with the wastepipe showing through.

The new bathroom during discussions as to where the bath - and door should go.
A gradually appearing room as boxes unpacked. Can't do much more until new garage/shed is built for the last boxes.
It's taking shape, much more quickly than I could ever have hoped for!



  1. Very exciting Mummy... cant wait to see the finished product on 27th December :) x

  2. It's starting to look really great!
    Lots of rain here in my wee bit of Scotland too!
    Ali x