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, 15 March 2011

All change again...

The doors have gone on the gite today - a secure, water-tight building at last.*
Jim and his digger arrived this morning to dig the hole to bury the new septic tank - never to be seen again - but very important!
Almost gone....
      I hope everything is in the right place!
All that earth has got to go somewhere...
The earth will be banked up against the terrace of the gite to reduce the drop, to make the bank of a pond and level out some other parts of the garden for a petanque pitch and a place to pitch a tent or two - Liz and Phil - that's especially for you and Eleanor, Isabelle and George!!
The beginning of the pond - water in it already!
The trees we planted in the autumn are showing signs of spring now...
Nicole has been busy making croissants- they were delicious! The next batch are proving right now, and look just as lovely.
Another shopping trip to Ikea and we came home with a little treat - solar powered mini-lanterns. I don't know how they fell into the basket! They were a bargain, honest Hugh, and look how lovely they look - AND no running costs!
In case you were worried that we're working too hard.....
Hugh in the bushes!
Me with a cup of tea in the sunshine.
All for now, but things are changing quickly now (including our bank balance!) with all the finishing touches, so more photos soon.

When I said "at last" I mean that I am very impatient to see it finished! It is by no means a comment on how long (or not) the builders are taking! It is amazing how much has been done in such a short time. And I'm very happy with it all. There you are Chris - grovel over - we are happy to see it all take shape, thank you for your hard work and patience with me!

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