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!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Chicks going cheep!

We have visiting rights for our lovely little chicks! We took a break from building their coop to visit. They have been enjoying the warm weather outside, but it was a little chilly for them yesterday, so just a short time outside to practice their scratching.
The chicks are Light Sussex, we think five or six are hens so that's a result! This is what they will look like when they are all grown up....
So, the coop...from this ....
to this......
Still a way to go!
 .............but we're getting there.
Our pond is filling up slowly, but has gone very green in the hot weather we've been having as we have no shade. I think it will be OK, as there is still a frog living in it. We are going to plant some trees around it, but that will take time. In the meantime, we have planted some reeds and marginal plants, in the hope that they will do the trick.
Who is working hardest?!
The gite is moving on too. Bits are ready to be painted now, so back to the paintbrush!
A lovely, smooth plaster-boarded wall and a beautiful old stone wall ready to be re-pointed.

The view through the open doors, changing every day and sometimes by the hour. 

The gite is looking great - light and airy inside, with a cool and shady terrace, fantastic views and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility (when the builders are not here!). So .... go to our website, (click on the picture of the house above right) get in touch and book a week to recharge your batteries! The builders will be finished soon - honest!

1 comment:

  1. A very creative use for all those pallets - looking good! Lovely view from the gite...