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, 5 November 2010

A day for digging

Today I started digging holes to plant the fruit trees for the orchard.
The first hole dug

I can't actually put the trees in the ground yet because I don't have any compost or stakes - a job for tomorrow?
While I was digging holes for trees, Russ and Alec were digging a hole for waste pipes - through concrete!
Russ - excavating stone, soil, old foundations, horse shoe nails and an old spoon
Alec, clearing up after him - and doing a fantastic job!
All cleared up and waiting for the plumber!
A couple of photos from yesterday - a beautiful Autumnal day
I stopped while driving close to Savignac de Duras to try and capture this lovely scene

And finally.....walking up from the post office in Duras.


  1. So beautiful! You must have to pinch yourself now you are actually here living this life you've dreamed about (waste pipes excepted!)

  2. It all looks glorious and so exciting!
    Ali x